September 12, 2002

JV Softball Team Wins Schuyler Tourney

Revenge was the theme Saturday at the Schuyler County junior varsity softball tournament as the Scotland County team avenged not one, not two but three early season losses en route to the tourney championship.

"We had a really great day of softball," said Coach Josh Smith. "When it really counted we beat all three of the teams in the tournament that had beaten us earlier in the season."

The Lady Tigers won the first game over Brashear 6-5, turning around a lopsided 17-5 loss in the season opener to that same Brashear squad. Rebecca Consbrock was the winning pitcher for SCR-I as she worked her way back from a broken elbow in summer league play.

Valerie Crawford provided the punch on offense going two for three with a pair of runs scored. Consbrock, Ali Fromm and Kate Schneider also contributed key hits in the victory.

Game two was an 11-4 triumph over Clark County, who had won the teams earlier meeting 7-6. The Lady Tigers tallied three runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Designated hitter Jenna Shalley and first baseman Brittney Courtright each had two hits in the game as did Elizabeth Monroe and Jamie Fuller as Scotland County pounded out 12 hits in the contest. Crawford, Ashley Ellison, Angie Bulen and Jacqui Drummond also con-tributed with base knocks. Ali Fromm was the winning pitcher.

"Our defense was tough almost all day," said Coach Smith. "We made a few errors but then tightened up and didn't give up any runs because of the few errors we did make and that's key."

The championship game saw SCR-I dominate the host Lady Rams in a 12-1 rout. Scotland County scored three times in the second inning before blowing the game open with six more tallies in inning three.

The offense erupted for 18 hits headed by a 4-5 performance from Courtright. Consbrock and Monroe were both 2-2 combining to score five runs. Shalley, Ellison and Fuller all had two hits a piece in the title game. Consbrock was on the mound to take her second win of the tournament.

The Lady Tigers improved to 5-3 on the year with the perfect performance in the tournament.

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