The Scotland County softball team picked up its first ever Lewis & Clark Conference victory in the team’s debut in its new league on Friday night at Fayette.
For the second time this season, SCR-I picked up the victory in its final at bat. After a season-opening extra inning affair at Putnam County, SCR-I had more late fireworks as Stevi See plated a pair of runs in the seventh inning with a two-out single to give Scotland County the 5-3 win.
Fayette took advantage of some sloppy SCR-I defense in the first inning to score a run on four errors.
The Lady Tigers battled back to even the score in the top of the second. Maddie Brassfield and Kaylyn Anders had base hits to fuel the rally.
SCR-I went ahead with a pair of runs in the third. See was hit by a pitch and scored when Chelsea Wood reached on an error. Ashleigh Creek added an RBI single to make the lead 3-1.
Fayette scored an unearned run in the fourth courtesy of two more SCR-I errors and tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth before Creek was able to strand runners at second and third.
Scotland County squandered a leadoff double by Creek in the sixth inning before breaking through in the seventh. Kaitlyn McMinn led off with a walk and Julie Long beat out a bunt single to set the table for See’s heroics. The junior catcher drilled a base hit down the leftfield line that drove in both runners to give SCR-I the 5-3 win.
Creek retired the side in order in the bottom of the frame to secure her second win of the year as SCR-I improved to 2-1 and 1-0 in the L&C. She allowed three runs, one earned on six hits and a walk while striking out a season-high nine batters.
The junior hurler also went 2-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI. See was 1-2 with a run scored and two RBIs and is batting .555 on the season.