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October 10, 2013

SCR-I Slugs Way Past North Shelby in 18-3 Victory

Coach Don Miller gives Shaye Wright the go sign as the senior rounds first en route to a triple during the Lady Tigers victory over North Shelby.

No outfield fence was not a good thing for the home team on Tuesday evening in Shelbina. Scotland County continued to swing some powerful bats, giving the Raiders outfielders a work out in an 18-3 conference win for the Lady Tigers.

SCR-I slugged four home runs and three triples en route to the big win.

Miranda Holland started the onslaught, leading off the contest with a homerun. Randi Slaughter followed with a base hit and came in to score when Bethany Rader reached on an error. Brieanna Priebe belted the second homerun of the inning, plating a pair of runs. Olivia Harris tripled during the six-run first inning for SCR-I.

But a walk and a pair of errors on the Lady Tigers allowed North Shelby to trim the deficit to 6-2 in the bottom of the first inning.

Scotland County gained some breathing room in the top of the third. Maddie Brassfield walked to start the rally. She scored on a triple off the bat of Shaye Wright. Abi Feeney reached on an error and scored on a triple by Holland. Holland scored on a wild pitch to push the lead to 10-2.

After North Shelby scored in the bottom of the third, the Lady Tigers added solo runs in the fourth and fifth. Rader blasted Scotland County's third homerun of the night to make the score 12-3.

The Lady Tigers put the game away in the top of the sixth inning. Wright reached on an error and Feeney followed with a base hit that she legged into a three-bagger when the ball was misplayed. Holland belted her second homerun of the game to make it 15-3. Slaughter followed with a base hit. After she stole second base, Rader delivered an RBI single. Harris and Brassfield tacked on RBI singles to make the final score 18-3 as the game ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule.

Rader notched the pitching win, surrendering three runs, one earned on three hits and two walks. The senior struck out 10 as Scotland County improved to 12-3 on the season and 3-1 in the Tri-Rivers Conference.

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