PHOENIXVILLE - Pottstown got a bit Moore than they could handle.
That being Phoenixville junior Jennie Moore, who was a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate with a home run, two triples and a game-ending double in the Phantoms 10-0 whitewash of the visiting Trojans Thursday afternoon in their Pioneer Athletic Conference contest.
Moore's home run came in the first inning with two-out to spark a three-run rally that proved to be more than enough as Bri Saville and Kim March combined on a one-hitter.
"It was alright," said Moore of her effort at the plate. "I have been in a slump lately. We did a lot of batting the other day (Monday), and I was able to work on staying back and hitting line drives.
"We haven't scored a lot of runs lately because we have been in a slump as a team. Bri and I take it personally as leaders on the team to motivate everybody."
The Phantoms three-run, first inning gave Saville plenty of breathing room as she pitched three hitless innings with six strikeouts. She left after the third giving way to March, who was just as effective allowing the Trojans' lone hit - a double in the fifth by Mallory Moyer.
"We hit the ball well today," said Phantoms coach Joe Bogus. "It carried over from (Wednesday) against Pottsgrove. I was very happy with how the kids played.
"Kim March did a nice job in relief, and Bri just continues to be solid."
And Moore's performance certainly was a big lift.
"Jennie Moore is a great young lady," Bogus said of his shortstop. "She plays hard all the time. This has been a tremendous opportunity to work with her. Fortunately for us, we get one more year with her.
"I think team's are surprised with her power. She is our third hitter for a reason, but she can also do the little things as well. She is just a well-rounded player."
The Phantoms scored in every inning.
In the second, Alison Iaobucci (2-for-3, two runs scored) led off with a single, moved to second on Lindsay Neal's sacrifice bunt, then scored on Moore's first triple deep to left field. Moore would come across on Saville's sacrifice fly to right field to make it 5-0.
Moore tripled to lead off the fourth, then scored on a single from Kourtney Kelly.
The game came to a close with none out on Moore's two-run double in the fifth.
"Last week, we couldn't capitalize in certain situations," said Bogus. "We also hurt ourselves with errors in key parts of the game. Today we were much better defensively, and the work we put in on Monday with the hitting certainly helped."
NOTES ... Iaobucci and Moore were the only players with multiple-hit efforts in the game. The Phantoms improve to 5-4 in the PAC-10, while Pottstown falls to 1-8.