After a relatively quiet start to the 2014 softball season, the Scotland County bats came to life on Monday night in Memphis in a 15-0 victory over Novinger.
The Lady Tigers batted around in the first inning, plating seven runs on six hits, with all but one of the runs coming with two outs.
Randi Slaughter reached on a bunt single. She stole second and came in to score on a double by Ashleigh Creek. Olivia Harris reached on a fielder’s choice in front of singles by Maddie Brassfield and Kassie Bulen. After Chelsea Wood walked and Taylar Eggleston-Wood reached on an error, Abi Feeney and Miranda Holland crunched back-to-back doubles. Holland’s RBI shot narrowly missed clearing the fence for a home run.
Bulen delivered a two run double in the bottom of the second to make the score 9-0.
SCR-I tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the third courtesy of three walks, an error and a two-run single from Brassfield.
Creek was perfect through three innings before a bloop single ended her perfect game bid. She finished with the shutout, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out seven.
SCR-I ended the game in the fourth inning. Wood singled and stole second. She scored on a sacrifice fly by Feeney. After a double by Holland and a single by Slaughter, Creek ended the contest with a two-run double to reach the 15-run rule.
Creek was 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Holland was 2-3 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Slaughter was 2-4 with two runs scored and Brassfield went 2-3 with three RBIs while Bulen was 2-3 with an RBI double.