The first half of the fourth inning proved to be just as strong for the Tanners defensively. First baseman Mikayla Wallace threw out a runner at home, while Brothers turned over the double-play to get the out at third as well and Wilson finished the inning with a huge strikeout.
Brothers hit her second 2-run homer in the fourth, just before Wallace went yard as well to put Peabody up 11-4. Including yesterday’s four home runs, the Tanners have put up seven homers total over the first three games. What’s more is that they’ve outscored their opponents 36-12 in the early part of the season.
“It’s unfathomable, I don’t know how we’ve been doing it,” said Melanaphy. “This is my 17th year here and we’ve never hit seven home runs in a year and now we have seven in three games. I just hope we can keep it up.”
Brothers blasted another two runs in off a single in the bottom of the fifth. She finished 4-for-4 on the day and recorded a team-high six RBI.
“She’s hitting the ball a ton this year,” Melanaphy said of Brothers. “The top six are just smashing the ball everywhere and I’m just hoping the rest of the lineup comes around to, because the hitting gets contagious.
“It feels really good to be where we are now, I just hope we can keep it up.”