All nine Scotland County starters recorded at least one hit as Scotland County brought the bats to close out the regular season with a 15-5 win over Novinger on May 9th in Memphis.
SCR-I put up a five-spot in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back en route to the five inning game shortened by the 10-run rule.
Aaron Buford led off with a walk and Gage Dodge also worked a base on balls before Grant Campbell delivered an RBI single. Will Fromm followed with a two-run single. Lane Pence had a base hit before RBI singles by Aaron Blessing and Will Pickerell extended the lead to 5-0.
Novinger got two of the runs back in the top of the second off starter Will Fromm, but SCR-I kept the pressure on with its offense.
Fromm doubled home Campbell in the second inning and scored when Pence reached on an error to extend the lead to 7-2.
The Tigers put together a big two-out rally in the bottom of the third inning. Buford walked and Dodge reached on an error. Campbell plated both with a triple and came in to score on a double by Fromm. Pence and Justin McKee followed with singles as the lead grew to 12-2.
Buford doubled in the fourth inning and pinch runner Brett Monroe came in to score on a base hit by Dodge.
Novinger finally got to Fromm again in the fifth inning, when the sophomore struggled with his command a bit, hitting a batter and walking two. McKee came in to record the final out and get the Tigers out of a bases loaded jam.
SCR-I ended the game in the bottom of the fifth. McKee led off with a base hit and Cooley followed with a bunt single. A hit by Blessing loaded the bases for Pickerell who delivered a walk-off two-run single to make the final score 15-5.
Fromm recorded the win on the mound, going 4 2/3 innings and surrendering five runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks while striking out three.
Fromm went 4-4 at the plate with four RBIs. Campbell was 2-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Pence went 2-3 with two RBIs and Pickerell was 2-4 with three RBIs.
Scotland County, the #4 ranked team in the state, ended the regular season with an 18-1 record.