Kelly Sullins and Janna Scheff also hit a homer each for Excel, which jumped on the Lady Tigers early for a 9-2 lead at the end of two frames behind Scheff's pitching.
Excel (11-1 and 4-1 in Region 6A-A) added six more runs in the third and four in the fourth as coach Danny Deems inserted Stephanie Rosser on the mound.
The Lady Eagles recorded 16 hits for the evening.
Among the offensive contributors were Sydney Howell, who was 2-of-4 with a walk; Scheff, 2-of-2 with three walks and two RBIs; Hibbard, 3-of-5 with eight RBIs; Kaye Sullins, three walks and two runs; Kelly Sullins, 2-of-3 with two walks, three runs and four RBIs; Emily Willingham, 1-of-2 with a walk and an RBI; Eden Fulmer, 2-of 3 with two RBIs; Rosser, 3-of-4; and Amanda Haney, 1-of-2.
Scheff pitched two innings, gave up two hits, no earned runs and two unearned runs while walking four. Rosser pitched three innings, allowed four hits and gave up four unearned runs and four earned runs with three strikeouts.
Excel's highest run total before Thursday was against Fellowship Christian on Aug. 19, when it tallied 16 runs. It returns to the diamond today in the Score Invitational, hosted by Gordon Lee.
Rockmart 6, Adairsville 1
Adairsville fell to region power Rockmart on Thursday but not without showing they've made improvement this season, their coach said.
Coach Meghan Johnson said Rockmart took an early 2-0 lead but the Lady Tigers' Taylor Weeks pounded out a double to put her team in scoring position in the fourth frame.
Mallory Collom drove her in with a double, closing the margin to 2-1.
The Lady Jackets broke the game open in the fifth, on their way to a 6-1 victory.
Weeks gave up just five hits to the Lady Jackets, who scored two earned runs and four unearned runs. She recorded six strikeouts.
Adairsville made nine errors on the evening.
Also getting a single for Adairsville (5-14 and 3-5 in Region 7A-AA) was Michealla Coggin.
Weeks was 2-of-3 at the plate.
Johnson said the Lady Tigers are improving.
"Rockmart is a good team," she said. "We were close for a while but we made too many errors at the end."
She said the Lady Tigers did put their bats on the ball but too many were not in the playing field.
"We need to make some adjustments there and limit our errors and we'll be alright," she said. "We're proud of our girls."
Adairsville next plays at the Carrollton Invitational today.
Canes take volleyball win
The Cartersville High volleyball team took a hard-fought victory over one of its county rivals Thursday.
The Lady Purple Hurricanes defeated Cass 25-23 in the first set and 25-18 in the second.
Leading the way for the Lady Canes were Jessica Boss, who had four kills; Stephanie Will, with two kills, one block and one ace; Samantha Conley, four aces and nine assists; Kiley Perkins, who recorded four aces.
The win raises the record of the rebuilding Lady Canes to 9-13. They finished 3-1 in Region 6-AAA.
"It's always nice to beat an intown rivalry," head coach Scott Busy said. "Both teams played really well and it was a hard-fought victory.
"We just picked up a few of the loose ball points and got the win in the second match," he said.
Busby said the Lady Canes are making progress but have their work cut out as they prepare for the playoffs on Oct. 9.
"We're still trying to gel as far as positions," he said. "We are moving around some of our players trying to find the right mix.
"But the girls are definitely developing and growing as a team."
The Lady Canes return to the nets on Monday, when they will host Southeast Whitfield and Darlington.