Oneida's Amanda May pitched a perfect game against York Institute on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Independent Herald file photo)
Oneida's Amanda May pitched a perfect game against York Institute on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Independent Herald file photo)

Good Friday was good for Oneida senior Amanda May.

The Lady Indians' ace pitcher recorded her first career perfect game Friday, as Oneida defeated York Institute 12-0 at Bear Creek.

With May's pitching allowing no hits and no walks by the Dragons' batters, five RBIs by fellow senior Kennedi Reed was more than enough to allow the Lady Indians to earn the comfortable win.

Oneida put three runs on the board in the first inning, then took command on a three-run triple by Reed in the second inning.

York, meanwhile, was having a terrible time putting the ball in play. May finished with four strikeouts, while her fielders helped her earn softball's highest individual game honor with the perfect game.

Oneida's first three batters scored in the bottom of the first inning, all after reaching base on balls. Jenna Bridges and Tesla Huling both scored on errors by York, and Reed scored on a sacrifice RBI by Jasmine Jones.

In the bottom of the second, Oneida's first four batters to the plate wound up scoring. Alli Neal led off with a walk, while Shyann West singled. Bridges scored Neal on an RBI single, followed by a walk by Huling.

That set the stage for a three-run triple by Reed, scoring West, Bridges and Huling.

Five more runs in the bottom of the third completed Oneida's scoring. Presley West, Neal and Shyann West all walked, in order, to load the bases. Bridges reached base on an error by York's fielders and scored Presley West. Reed had a two-run double to score Neal and Shyann West, followed by an RBI single by Micah Stephens that scored Bridges. Reed would go on to score as well.

Oneida (12-7) completed a week that saw a sweep of Jellico, while the Lady Indians also completed a season sweep of Wartburg. In Thursday's game against the Bulldogs, Presley West pitched a shutout. In four games this week, Oneida allowed just three runs.