Lady Eagles Take Second Conference Softball Game
By David Sharp
Brittany Miller keyed a three run Knox County first inning with a home run over the fence and Myra Parrish lashed a two run second inning hit in a September 16, 5-1 Tri-Rivers Conference softball victory over Scotland County. The Lady Tigers plated their lone run when Jessica Sites drew a seventh inning walk. Sites scored when Loren Smith doubled home the run.
Hannah Dale and Myra Parrish reached on consecutive errors leading off the bottom of the first inning. Kaley Sutton earned an RBI with a ground ball back to the pitcher for the second out of the inning.
Brittany Miller became the third KCHS batter to send a softball over the fence this season when she touched Scotland County pitcher Kelly Lister for a two run homer. Myra Parrish and Amanda Woods lofted home runs during the Knox County Tournament.
Valerie Oldham drew a one out walk in the Lady Tiger second inning but was stranded on a ground out and a called third strike.
Jodi Poore stroked a one out single in the bottom of the second. Kelly Lister fanned a batter for the second out. Hannah Dale and Myra Parrish collected consecutive hits, putting Knox County ahead by a five run margin heading into the third inning.
Scotland County mounted an offensive threat in the fourth inning. Kelly Lister singled with two down and Valerie Oldham reached on her second straight walk. Brittany Miller struck out a batter for the final out.
Knox County had runners in scoring position in the third through sixth innings but failed to extend their 5-0 lead. A line drive to shortstop ended the game with Knox County taking a 5-1 win.
Scotland County scored one run on two hits and four errors. Kelly Lister struck out five batters and was tagged with the pitching loss. Knox County ran their overall record to 6-1 and their conference mark to 3-0.
The Lady Eagles scored five times on five hits. Hannah Dale scored two KCHS runs. Brittany Miller had two hits, a home run and a pair driven in. Miller (6-1) struck out ten batters with three walks in seven innings pitched.
“Scotland County is a better team than they get credit for,” related Knox County coach Stephanie Crawford.
“Kelly Lister is a good pitcher. They played us well. Brittany Miller had a two run home run in the first inning.”
“That was big to get those three runs and get ahead,” said Crawford. “Brittany (Miller) was 2-2 with a double and a home run. What a way to get out of a slump.”