Scotland County gunned down four runners at home on Thursday night in Canton but the Lady Tigers weren’t able to cross the plate enough themselves, falling to the home team 4-2.
The defensive work started in the bottom of the first. Abbey Hultz tripled, but was thrown out at home when she tried to score on a ground ball to third base.
Khloe Hamlin broke up Hultz’s perfect game with a leadoff single in the third, but she was stranded on base.
Canton finally broke through in the bottom of the third taking advantage of an error and a pair of RBI ground outs before catcher Katie Feeney ended the inning, throwing out a runner trying to steal second base.
Canton tacked on a run in the fourth to make the lead 3-0 before an out at the plate ended the rally.
The home team made it 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth, scoring one run, despite having yet another runner thrown out at home.
Scotland County finally got on the board in the top of the sixth.
Hannah Feeney reached on an error followed by a base hit by Madie Bondurant. Kaitlyn McMinn drove in both runners with a double to trim the deficit to 4-2.
Hultz retired the side in order in the seventh to preserve the victory for Canton. She allowed two unearned runs on just four hits while striking out 10.
McMinn was charged with four runs, two earned, on seven hits and no walks while striking out three. She went 2-3 at the plate with two doubles and two RBIs. Bondurant was 1-3 with a run scored and Hamlin was 1-3.
Scotland County dropped to 7-9 on the year with the loss.