September 11, 2003

SCR-I Makes It Four-In-A-Row With Victory Over Highland

Before the season started coach Terri Slaughter said her Scotland County softball team would only go as far as its bats would carry it. So far that has been pretty far as the team extended its winning streak to four games in a 10-2 route of a highly touted Highland squad.

The Lady Tigers got on the board in inning number one. Valerie Crawford beat out a perfect bunt for a base hit. She out ran a throw to second on a fielderís choice by Brandi Mallet before a base hit by Elizabeth Monroe loaded the bases. A sacrifice fly by Ali Fromm made the score 1-0.

The team pushed two more runs across the plate in the second frame. Jacqui Drummond smashed her second triple of the early season. After Rebecca Consbrock reached on an error and stole second base they both scored on a base knock by Crawford.

Scotland County blew the game open in the third inning with five runs. Monroe walked. Pinch runner Jamie Fuller moved up a base when Ali Fromm beat out a bunt single. Becky miller scored both girls with a ringing double in the left field gap. A pair of errors on the Cougars left fielder kept the inning alive for SCR-I and allowed two more runs to score to push the advantage to 7-0.

Highland finally broke through with a single run in the fourth inning.

The Lady Tigers could have added another tally in the bottom of the frame but Fromm was stranded on third after crushing a triple in the left-center field gap.

After Highland made it 7-2 in the sixth inning the Lady Tigers padded the cushion with three tallies in the bottom of the sixth.

Crawford reached on a fielderís choice. Mallett walked and Monroe delivered an RBI single. A single by Fromm loaded the bases for Jessie Cotton who quickly cleared them with a triple over the right fielders head that ended with an out at home plate. That didnít matter as SCR-I cruised on to the 10-2 win.

Eggleston improved to 3-1 on the mound. The senior hurler threw seven innings. She gave up six hits and did not walk a batter while striking out seven.

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