The Scotland County junior high softball team completed the 2017 season with a 9-6 record overall.
The team opened the year with a 14-4 win over Knox County on September 5th. Hanna Anders held Knox County to just three hits and got plenty of support from her offense, which batted around in the second inning to post the big win. Leadoff hitter Kina Billings scored three runs and Abby Curry and Baleigh Phillips had RBI hits in the victory.
SCR-I traveled to Canton on September 14th and brought home a 6-3 win. Billings picked up the win in relief of Anders, as SCR-I rallied from a 3-2 deficit, scoring three runs in the 7th for the comeback. Billings went 2-4 at the plate with a pair of runs scored. Hannah Feeney was 1-4 with a triple. Anders and Phillips had RBI hits during the rally.
The Lady Tigers kept the win streak alive with a 7-6 victory over Clark County in the opener of the Schuyler County tourney. SCR-I plated six runs in the second inning with Feeney and Anders delivering clutch two-out RBIs.
Brookfield sent SCR-I to the third place game with a 8-4 defeat in the semifinals despite a home runs from Billings, Hailee McMinn, and Lauren Triplett.
Macon dropped SCR-I to 3-2 on the year with a 7-4 defeat in the final game of the tourney. SCR-I pulled ahead 4-3 in the second on RBI doubles by Karli Hamilton and Abby Curry, but Macon rallied in the fourth for the win.
SCR-I blasted Schuyler County 20-3 in a three-inning contest that saw Anders strikeout three batters. Phillips drove in four runs in the win and Emily Terrill had a pair of hits.
Putnam County pounded the Lady Tigers 17-3 on September 21st, batting around in the first inning and never looking back. SCR-I got on the board late behind hits from Emiley Dial and Anders.
The Lady Tigers played a four game marathon Saturday 23rd in Moberly, ending up in the championship game of the Lewis & Clark Conference Tourney.
SCR-I pounded Paris 15-0 in the opener. Feeney was 3-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored and Terrill also was on base in all three of her at bats.
The Lady Tigers won a pitching duel 2-0 over Fayette in round two. Both runs crossed the plate in the fourth on RBI hits by Triplett and Terrill. Anders tossed a shutout, striking out nine.
SCR-I rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat Salisbury 10-7. Feeney, Anders, Phillips and Curry each scored a run in the fourth and the fifth inning to secure the win.
The Lady Tigers ran out of gas in the championship contest, falling to Marceline 13-1. McMinn scored the lone tally for SCR-I.
On September 26th, SCR-I traveled to North Shelby and posted a 9-3 win. Anders was 4-4 with a pair of doubles. Billings, Feeney, Phillips and Dial each had a pair of runs scored.
Canton handed SCR-I a 9-6 road defeat before SCR-I traveled to Lancaster for a 20-0 win over the Rams with home runs by Feeney, Terrill and Anders.
SCR-I closed out the year ay Kahoka on October 3rd with a 6-0 loss.