September 28, 2006
Lady Tigers Best Milan 10-7 For League Win
It took just three innings for the Scotland County softball team to build a commanding 10-3 lead on September 19th at Milan. But it was all the Lady Tigers could do to hold on over the final four innings for a 10-7 Tri-Rivers Conference victory.
Scotland County jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the teamís first at bat. After a pair of errors by Milan to start the game, Deidra Dochterman walked to load the bases. Valerie Oldham delivered a double to drive in all three runs. She scored on a ground out by Kaela Cook to make it 4-0. Kellyn Wickert was hit by a pitch and came in to score on a base hit by Melissa Cotton.
Milan made it 5-1 in the bottom of the frame but SCR-I came right back in the top of the second to add to the advantage. Tara Matlock singled to start the inning. She scored on a hit by Oldham who was driven in by a base hit by Cook.
The Wildcats rallied to a 7-3 score in the bottom of the inning.
Once again SCR-I had an answer, tallying three more runs in the third. Lacey Jack started the outburst with a double. She scored on a hit from Cotton. After Kirsten Johnston reached on an error, Matlock delivered a base hit. Dochterman then doubled in a run to make it 10-3.
But as the SCR-I offense went scoreless in its next four innings, Milan continued to peck away at the deficit, scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth innings before putting two runs on the board in the seventh.
But Cook closed down the final rally and held on for the victory. She allowed 11 hits and two walks in seven innings of work.
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