Christina Scudder went 3-3 at bat with two runs scored and three driven in pacing a nine hit Brashear attack during an 11-1 five inning Schuyler County Tournament win. Scudder had seven strikeouts in four innings pitched with no walks and four hits allowed. Emily Ladwig finished the contest on the rubber, striking out one batter.
Abby McKim drove Alexis Harrelson home with the first BHS run. Harrelson was Christina Scudder’s courtesy runner during the first inning. Atlanta went down in order during the first and second innings.
Brashear (9-4) shook off the effects of two previous extra inning battles and scored five runs on four second inning hits. Emily Ladwig had a two run base hit and Jessi Hill laced a two RBI double keying the uprising.
Kaitlin Wiggans led off the Lady Hornet fourth inning and scored the lone Atlanta run. Atlanta had three straight base hits during the fourth frame.
Abby McKim belted an RBI triple in the fourth inning. McKim later scored the eighth Brashear run on a wild pltch. Two walks and a Jessi Hill single set the table for Christina Scudder’s two run hit in the fifth inning.
The safety pushed the Lady Tigers to a ten run rule win. Brashear scored 11 runs on nine hits. Jessi Hill went 3-3 with two runs scored and two more batted in. Abby McKim was 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Emily Ladwig drove two BHS runs to the plate.
“We needed this game to regain our confidence at the plate,” said Brashear coach Sara Williams. “We have had two tough games. Sometimes when you get into a slump it’s hard to get yourself out of it. Hopefully this will give us the boost we need to get into three tough games next week.”
Brashear went on to defeat Novinger by a 10-3 final score winning the consolation championship. The Lady Tigers are scheduled to take on LaPlata on Wednesday, September 26 with a share of the conference softball title on the line.