August 30, 2001

Softball Squad Tops Brashear 3-0 For First Win

The Scotland County Lady Tigers rode the hot bats of Meagan Fromm and Brenna Cook as well as the pitching arm of Sara Eggleston to a 3-0 victory against Brashear August 24 in Memphis.

Fromm was perfect at the plate, going 3-3 while scoring two of the team's three runs. She also added a pair of stolen bases. On the year she has five hits in her first six at bats.

The two teams locked in a pitching duel through the first three innings.

Eggleston fanned four of the first five batters she faced and didn't allow a runner past second base until the third inning. She got into a jam courtesy of a fielding miscue that gave Brashear runners at second and third with no outs. But the sophomore hurler buckled down and retired the next three batters to strand the runners.

SCR-I had base runners in each frame except the sixth. Fromm singled and stole second in the first inning but was stranded. Brenna Cook led off the second inning with a single but was doubled off first base on the hit and run. Sara Norton singled in the third frame but was stranded at second base.

The Lady Tigers finally broke through in the fourth inning. Fromm started the rally with a single and stole second base. She went to third on a wild pitch before Amy Blomme walked. Cook delivered an RBI single to plate Fromm and move Blomme to third. With runners at second and third, Brandi Mallett bunted and reached on the fielder's choice as Brashear prevented the run from scoring. But SCR-I was unable to plate another run despite having the bases loaded and no outs.

The team padded the lead in the fifth inning. Eggleston singled and went to second on a wild pitch. After Fromm singled, Blomme delivered the RBI single to plate Eggleston. Blomme didn't stop at first and when Brashear made a play on her at second base that allowed Fromm to score giving SCR-I a 3-0 advantage.

That was more than enough for Eggleston who went on to record the complete game shutout. Brashear mounted a threat in the sixth inning, with runners at the corners and just one out but again Eggleston buckled down and retired the next two batters. She finished with 13 strikeouts on the afternoon. Brashear managed just five hits and two walks over seven innings.

Faith Woods helped keep Eggleston's hit total low as she made a fine running catch in the fifth inning to rob the Brashear batter of certain extra bases.

Cook was 2-3 on the day at the plate and is batting .667 to start the year. Blomme, Jessie Cotton, Eggleston, and Norton each added a hit in the win.

The Lady Tigers made it a clean sweep with a 10-4 victory in the junior varsity contest. Rebecca Consbrock picked up the victory on the mound.



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