A pair of senior bats helped Scotland County pick up a key conference win Wednesday evening in Moberly as Scotland County feasted on Fayette pitching in a 11-3 victory in the first game of a Lewis & Clark Conference double header.
Mother Nature played some tricks on the league’s fall softball schedule. As a result of several rain outs, five league teams gathered in Moberly on September 26th to get make up games in. SCR-I played Fayette and Paris, while Schuyler County took on Harrisburg and Fayette.
Madie Bondurant and Khloe Hamlin each had a pair of hits to help lead SCR-I to the 11-3 win. The senior duo combined to score five runs as well.
The Lady Tigers jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning. Hannah Feeney singled and scored on a triple by Bondurant. She scored on an RBI ground out by Kylee Stott.
Fayette threatened in the first inning before right fielder Abby Blessing turned a key double play. The senior made a nice running catch near the foul line and threw in to double off the runner.
A key-two out error opened the road for four unearned runs for Scotland County in the top of the fourth.
A pair of Scotland County miscues allowed Fayette to rally to trim the defict to 6-3 in the bottom of the frame. But that was as close as the Falcons would get as Kaitlyn McMinn limited Fayette to just three hits on the night, and closed the game with three shutout innings.
SCR-I added three runs in the fifth inning. Bondurant led off with a hit and scored on a triple by Stott. Hamlin walked and both players scored on consecutive wild pitches to push the lead to 9-3.
The Lady Tigers tacked on solo tallies in the sixth and seventh. Morgan Blessing singled and scored on a hit by Katie Feeney in the sixth and Hamlin singled and scored the run in the seventh for the final margin of 11-3.
McMinn notched the win, allowing three runs, one earned, on just three hits and one walk while striking out seven.
Scotland County improved to 5-5 on the year and 3-2 in Lewis & Clark Conference play.