It didn’t take the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears long to jump out to an early lead over their Monday night home game against the Ozen Lady Panthers.

In fact, the Lady Bears ended the game early against their District 20-4A opponent with a 14-0 victory against the Lady Panthers. The Lady Bears improve to 17-3 and 2-0 for the season. The Lady Bears had 10 hits in the game while Ozen committed five errors.

Asheigh Jones started things for LCM, with an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning. She was also 3 for 4 in the game.

Teammate Kelsey Fults later hit a three-run inside-the-park homer near the end of the game.

Hope Russell pitched the entire game, striking out 10 and walking one for the no-hitter victory.

Kassie James, 2-3, added a run in the first inning with a double to left, scoring Loni Prouse. They then added five runs in the second to build up the score.

LCM added five runs in the second when Fults knocked in Kayleigh Roy and Morgan Babineaux when the Ozen third baseman made an error fielding the grounder. Fults then scored on a wild pitch.

The Lady Bears added two more when James scored on a ground out and Baylee Comeaux later scored on a wild pitch for a 7-0 lead.

LCM took up where they left off by scoring six runs in the sixth inning.

Cole had an RBI single to right field. The floodgates then opened for the Lady Bears either scoring on fielder’s choice or errors in addition to singles and Fults’ home run.

The Lady Bears next face 20-4A rival the Central Lad Jaguars in Beaumont.