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October 17, 2013

Junior High Softball Closes 2013 With 7-3 Record

The Scotland County junior high softball team closed out the 2013 season with a 7-3 record.

The Lady Tigers opened the year with a 6-0 win over Schuyler County. Ashleigh Creek recorded the shutout, not allowing a hit over four innings of work while walking two and striking out 10. Stevie See cracked a home run and Megan McKee and Julie Long added RBI base hits in the win.

Knox County turned the tables on SCR-I, blanking the Lady Tigers 10-0 on September 17th in Edina. See had the lone hit for SCR-I.

Putnam County dropped SCR-I to 1-2 on the year with a 5-4 defeat in the opening round of the Schuyler County Tournament on September 21st in Lancaster. SCR-I built an early lead before the Midgets tied the game at 3-3 and forced extra innings. SCR-I went ahead 4-3 on a triple by Creek, but Putnam County tallied two runs in the bottom of the inning to win.

The Lady Tigers rebounded with a come-from-behind 9-6 win over Brookfield. SCR-I batted around in the fifth inning and scored seven runs. Creek was 3-3 with a pair of doubles and Maddie Bondurant added a key RBI hit.

It took another big rally for SCR-I to capture the consolation prize, Trailing 6-0 at one point, SCR-I battled all the way back and Khloe Hamlin scored the winning run in the sixth inning of a 10-9 victory over Milan. Creek and Bondurant each had home runs in the win.

SCR-I made it back-to-back wins over the Wildcats, besting Milan 3-2 in Memphis on September 24th. Creek blasted her second homerun of the season before Megan Holt scored the game winner. Creek struck out 11 batters in the win and catcher Stevie See nailed a couple would-be runs at the plate to secure the win.

The win streak was extended to three when the Lady Tigers blanked Putnam County 5-0. Creek allowed just one hit and a pair of walks while striking out 10. See went 2-3 and Long had a key RBI in the big three-run third inning.

North Shelby was the next victim, as Scotland County rolled over the Raiders 12-2. Destynee Priebe and Megan Holt each had three runs scored while Creek and See blasted home runs. Sayde Spurgeon also picked up a key hit for SCR-I in the win.

SCR-I's record went to 7-2 with a forfeit win over Canton.

Clark County ended the Lady Tigers season on a down note with a 17-2 defeat. SCR-I actually led 2-1 after a two run double by See. But the wheels came off for SCR-I in a dreadful second inning that saw the Indians send 19 batters to the plate.

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