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September 30, 2010

Knox County “Lights Out” In 8-3 Softball Win Over SCR-I

Electrical problems forced Monday night’s varsity softball game to start early to take advantage of the natural light, but it was Knox County that got out of the starting blocks even before the smoke had cleared from the blown fuse box that powers the field’s lights.

Knox County’s Hannah Dale led off the top of the first inning with a home run to leftfield, where workers were repairing the lights and ultimately allowed the contest to be illuminated.

The Lady Eagles tacked on another run in the opening at bat courtesy of an error, a stolen base, a passed ball and a wild pitch.

SCR-I trimmed the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the inning. Bethany Rader crushed a two-out double. Courtesy runner Anna Hirner came around to score on an RBI single off the bat of Skyler Alderton.

Knox County came right back in the second inning with two more runs, again courtesy of Dale, who delivered a two-run double to make the score 4-1.

Scotland County took advantage of a pair of errors in the third inning to get one of the runs back, before pulling to within 4-3 in the bottom of the third. Megan Creek delivered a one-out base hit with the bases loaded. But SCR-I could not push any more runs across.

That was the last real scoring threat for the Lady Tigers. Knox County tacked on another score in the fifth before putting the contest away with three more runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Shaye Wright was 2-2 at the plate for Scotland County, which collected seven hits on the night.

Rader took the pitching loss, allowing eight runs, four earned, on eight hits and three walks. She struck out a season-high 12 batters.

The 8-3 loss drops the Lady Tigers to 5-6 on the year.


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