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Blaze take second in final softball tourney of the season

Tuesday, August 5, 2003

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The Clay County Girls Softball Travel League team took second place at the Odon, Ind., Tourney for 12-and-under.

The squad fell in their opening game versus Graves Plumbing, 8-6, in six innings.

On Saturday morning the team fared better in defeating the Bloomfield All-Stars 24-8.

Similar to Friday, the CCGSL bats were quiet for the first half of the game. However, in their second game the team broke out for a 15 run sixth inning to take control.

Bloomfield was the early leader, posting a pair of runs in the first inning. But the Blaze came back with seven runs of their own in the second with four walks, a triple by Shelby Colson and a home run by Olivia Kumpf providing the big damage.

Bloomfield would rebound to close the gap to 9-8 with three run outbursts in the third and fourth innings setting up the offensive explosion by the Blaze.

Kylee Thacker and Laci Raines led off with singles before Erica Lee drilled one of her three triples for the weekend, bringing both girls in to score. Ashlyn Yocom had a triple of her own to knock in a pair of runs.

Colson struck out eight and allowed just five hits in the game.

In the afternoon the Blaze took on the host North Daviess squad. Katie Smith allowed just one hit in the first two innings but allowed six walks and eight runs with some shaky defense behind her. But once again the bats were hot, scoring at least three in each inning on the way to a 16-10 victory.

Lee and Yocom each had three hits, Jonna Harlan had a hit with two RBI's and Thacker had a pair of bunt hits. Colson pitched the final three innings, allowing two runs and three hits, striking out a pair.

On Sunday the Blaze avenged their Friday night loss to Graves Plumbing with a 17-0 shutout in three innings.

The entire lineup scored in the second inning as 13 runs crossed the plate. Raines had three hits, Smith added two including a double and Lee had two hits.

In the title game the Blaze offense was finally corralled by a strong Pine Ridge team, falling 6-1. Hannah Van Horn knocked in the lone run for the Blaze. All but two of the Pine Ridge runs were unearned.

For the tournament, Lee took home the trophy for Most Times on Base and Raines was given a trophy for most runs scored in the tournament.

The Brazil Blaze played 28 games this summer, finishing with a 13-15 record. They placed fourth in Terre Haute at the Penny McKee MDA Tourney and tied for third at the Casey Chaos Tourney. They also took third at the Linton Tourney and competed earlier in the year at the Vincennes Memorial Day and Terre Haute Early Bird Tourney.



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