October 24, 2013
Four Lady Tigers Earn All-District Softball Honors
The SCR-I battery of Bethany Rader and Olivia Harris earned all-district recognition along with shortstop Randi Slaughter and center fielder Miranda Holland.
Four Scotland County softball players have been honored with all-district recognition following the completion of the Class 1 District 9 tournament.
Bethany Rader was named all-district pitcher along with Knox County Lauren Dale and Brashear's Alexa Acton.
All-district catchers where Olivia Harris of SCR-I and Sarah Dooley of Knox County.
The outfield was filled by the top ranked teams in the district with the Lady Tigers' Miranda Holland joined by Lady Eagles Paige Couch and Shanna Elder.
Earning the all-district nod on the infield were Randi Slaughter of Scotland County, Madison McCabe and Lindsey Hubble of Knox County, Allison Phillips and Emma McKinstry of Canton and Merideth Thomas of Brashear.
Marion County's Megan Smith was named all-district as a utility player.
District champions Knox County led the way with six players earning post season honors. The Eagles defeated Canton 10-0 in the district title game before advancing to the Elite Eight with a 4-0 win over Novinger in the state playoffs. Knox County bowed out with a 10-2 loss to Westran on Saturday.
SCR-I earned four post season honors. The Lady Tigers finished the year 14-4 after bowing out in the semifinals in a 12-1 loss to Canton (12-9). Brashear (11-7) defeated Marion County (7-16) 15-5 in their opener before losing to Knox County 7-0. Canton beat North Shelby (4-14) in the other opener by a final score of a 12-0.
Westran (22-5) advanced to the final four to take on Walnut Grove (15-8) in one semifinal set for Friday in Springfield. The other game will feature New Franklin (22-7) versus Maysville (17-6) for the right to play in the state championship on Saturday.