Clark County Outlasts SCR-I In Pitchers’ Dual

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Augsut 31, 2006

Clark County Outlasts SCR-I In Pitchers’ Dual

Just two days after taking 11 innings to decide its season opener, Scotland County’s softball game at Clark County was over after just one at bat for each team.

All four runs of the game came in the first inning of the 3-1 win for Clark County.

SCR-I got off to a good start against the Lady Indians’ Kassie Kiger. The Clark County hurler was coming off a shutout win over North Shelby two days earlier. But SCR-I tallied a run in the team’s first at bat. Kirsten Johnston started the game with a double. She stole third base and scored on a ground out by Kellyn Wickert.

Clark County took the advantage back in the bottom of the first, scoring three times off SCR-I starter Kaela Cook with four hits and a walk, capped off by a triple by shortstop Courtney Shuman.

SCR-I had runners in scoring position in three of the next six innings but couldn’t force across any runs.

Cook got out of a bases-loaded jam in the second and settled down to retire 12 of the next 13 batters in order. She gave up just four hits and one walk while striking out one batter in six innings of work.

Johnston and catcher Jessica Bair had four of the five SCR-I hits off Kiger.

The Lady Tigers fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss while Clark County improved to 2-0.

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