August 30, 2007

Lady Tigers Get Into Win Column With 9-2 Victory Over Brashear

After being rained out on the second day of school, the Scotland County softball team traveled to Brashear Monday, August 27th for a make-up contest. The game proved to be worth the wait, as the Lady Tigers got into the win column on the young 2007 season with a 9-2 victory.

SCR-I jumped on top 1-0 in the top of the first inning. With one out Valerie Oldham walked. She came around to score on a triple by Deidra Dochterman.

Brashear bounced back to tie the game in the bottom of the inning on a pair of hits off sophomore hurler Kelly Lister.

The score remained 1-1 until the top of the fourth when Scotland County broke the contest open. The Lady Tigers batted around, scoring six runs in the process.

Kellyn Wickert started the rally with a base hit. She was erased on a fielderís choice that allowed Lacy Jack to reach base. Andrea Shelley walked and both runners advanced on a wild pitch before Megan Westhoff delivered a single that got by the right fielder and allowed two runs to score. Melissa Cotton followed with a base on balls before Kirsten Johnston made it 4-1 with an infield single to plate Westhoff. Valerie Oldham delivered an RBI single before Deidra Dochterman plated two with a double to deep centerfield.

Lister shut down Brashear in her final four innings of work, before giving way to reliever Kaitlin Caldwell in the sixth.

SCR-I added solo tallies in both tthe fifth and sixth innings. Jack led off the fifth reaching base on an error. After a base hit by Andrea Shelley, Jack scored on another miscue by the Brashear defense that allowed Cotton to reach base.

Tara Matlock doubled down the third base line to start the sixth inning. She made it to third when the throw was mishandled. Dochterman delivered her fourth RBI of the night when she grounded out to plate Matlock.

Caldwell got into a bit of a jam in her first career inning of varsity work. She walked four, allowing one runt o score before she worked out of the bases loaded jam.

The seventh went much smoother for the junior hurler. Skyler Alderton aided the cause with an acrobatic catch on a line drive that nearly got over the second basemanís head.

Lister picked up her first career victory, going five innings and allowing just one earned run. She gave up five hits and walked one while striking out six.

Caldwell allowed one run on no hits, walking five and striking out one.

Dochterman fueled the offense, going 2-4 with a double and triple. She drove in four runs. Cotton was 1-2 with a run scored.

The JV squad blasted Brashear 17-5 in three innings.

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