Scotland County suffered its first loss of the softball season despite outhitting the opposition on Thursday night in Kahoka. Clark County knocked off SCR-I 6-2 on August 25th to drop SCR-I to 1-1 on the year.
The Lady Tigers struck first, jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Stevi See and Chelsea Wood had back to back singles. With runners at second and third, Ashleigh Creek grounded to the shortstop who went home to try to get See at the plate, but a wild throw allowed the run to score and left SCR-I with runners at second and third with just one out. But the threat ended prematurely on a lineout double play.
That proved to be the theme of the night for SCR-I which saw scoring threats end in three different innings with base runners being thrown out. In the third inning SCR-I had a runner doubled off first before a fourth inning rally was cut short by a bad bounce on a wild pitch that allowed a runner to be cut down trying to steal home.
Clark County pulled ahead in the second inning with a pair of lead off hits that came in to score. The damage was limited by a double play turned by Katie Feeney to end the inning.
The Lady Indians tacked on two more runs in the third to lead 4-1.
Creek started the fourth inning with a base hit. Courtesy runner Khloe Hamlin came in to score on a two-out single by Kaylyn Anders to trim the deficit to 4-2.
But SCR-I managed just one more hit over the final three innings. Clark County added some insurance in the fifth inning, taking advantage of a pair of SCR-I errors to score two unearned runs to make the final margin 6-2.
See went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk while Julie Long also contributed a pair of hits. Creek and Anders had the RBIs.
Creek surrendered six runs, four earned, on six hits, a pair of walks and a hit batter. She struck out seven.