September 6, 2001

SCR-I Softball Squad Runs Into Tough Competition At Tourney

The Scotland County softball team dropped to 1-3 on the season with a pair of losses at the 17th Annual Lady Eagle Softball Tournament in Knox County September 1.

The Lady Tigers opened against the eventual tourney champions Palmyra and dropped the contest 4-1.

A big second inning did in SCR-I as Palmyra tallied three runs courtesy of a pair of Lady Tigers errors. The inning was capped off with a home run to make the score 3-0.

That was all that standout hurler Jan Miller needed as she struck out nine and allowed just four hits.

Amy Blomme did the bulk of the damage for SCR-I. Going 3-3 at the plate, driving in the lone SCR-I run.

Sara Eggleston singled to lead off the second inning. She went to second on a passed ball and scored on an RBI single from Blomme.

Eggleston allowed the four runs in six innings pitched. Only two of the four runs were earned. She allowed seven hits and walked three while striking out one.

Game two pitted SCR-I against the Highland Cougars. Scotland County took a 1-0 lead in the second inning.

Brandi Mallett walked and stole second base. Highland committed a pair of errors on the play allowing her to come all the way around to score.

The advantage was short lived as Highland got two runs in the third inning without the benefit of a hit. A walk and four errors allowed the Cougars to pull ahead 2-1.

The Cougars scored what proved to be the winning run in the top of the fourth inning again without the benefit of a hit. Another walk and an error in the outfield led to the 3-1 Highland lead.

SCR-I cut the deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the frame when Meagan Fromm led off with a double. She scored on a ground out by Mallett.

Highland added an insurance run in the seventh inning on only the second hit of the game to make the final margin 4-2.

Blomme continued to swing the hot bat in the tourney as she went 2-3 at the plate. Fromm provided the only other hit as the Lady Tigers offense continues to struggle to score runs.

Eggleston took the loss on the mound. She allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out four to take the hard-luck loss.

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