September 24, 2009
Lady Tigers Run Into Tough Pitching at Trenton Tourney
With 12 teams from across the state converging on Trenton Saturday, Scotland County softball fans new it was going to be an interesting day at the 5th Annual Nan Carter Fast Pitch Classic hosted by North Central Missouri College.
Scotland County opened pool play Saturday morning against Class 3 Trenton. The Lady Bulldogs Aubrey Utley blanked SCR-I over six innings.
Skyler Alderton doubled in the second inning for the teams only true scoring threat.
Trenton broke through against starter Megan Creek in the third inning with a pair of runs courtesy of a double by Kylie Russell.
Trenton tacked on single runs in the fourth and sixth to prevail 4-0.
Utley allowed just two hits on the day while walking none and striking out 11.
Creek allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four.
Scotland County rebounded in the second round of pool play to spank Stewartsville 9-0.
SCR-I took advantage of a couple errors in the bottom of the first before Alderton delivered an RBI double to make it 4-0. The junior shortstop was a perfect 3-3 on the day with five RBI.
Kelly Lister shutout Stewartsville over five innings, allowing just one hit and walking none while striking out seven.
The victory propelled the Lady Tigers into the third place game of the White Division against Bevier.
The Lady Wildcats Katelyn Tolley shut down the SCR-I offense, allowing just four base runners in seven innings of work.
Loren Smith singled to start the second inning. She moved up on an error on the right fielder and then advanced to third on a passed ball. But that was as close to scoring as Scotland County would get as Tolley recorded 14 strikeouts.
Bevier didn’t fair much better against starter Megan Creek, finally pulling ahead 1-0 in the top of the third inning on a sacrifice fly. But the wheels came off in the fifth inning as three errors by the SCR-I defense allowed Bevier to pull away for the 4-0 win. Creek limited the Wildcats to five hits and two walks while striking out six.