Times Staff Report
MONTGOMERY -- The Clay City Eels built a little confidence over the weekend, scoring a pair of wins to claim the title of the Barr-Reeve Invitational that had been delayed several weeks due to weather.
The Eels claimed a 6-4 win over the host school in the first game and then added a dominant performance in a 4-0 win against Southridge.
In the opener, Tasha Collenbaugh picked up her fourth pitching win of the season by throwing 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight batters and allowing just two earned runs. At the plate, she helped her own cause with a hit and scored twice for the Eels.
Shelby Targett continued to hit well this season, ripping a double and a triple to drive two runs in as Clay City built a 6-0 lead through three innings.
Barr-Reeve touched up Collenbaugh for three runs in the bottom half of the third inning, but Targett relieved and finished out the final 1 2/3 innings in the circle.
Madison Sullivan, Abby Reed, and Allie Miller each scored runs for the Eels. Ali Souder drove home two runs and Carly Jackson added an RBI.
In the second game, Targett got the start in the circle and allowed just three hits while striking out 18 batters out of 21 potential outs.
Souder had a double in the win and scored a run while Allie Miller doubled home a run. Collenbaugh and Jackson each scored once and Reed singled and came home.
At Barr-Reeve H.S.
Clay City 6, Barr-Reeve 4
Collenbaugh (W, 4-1), Targett (5) and A.Miller, Collenbaugh (5); H.Graber, Tinkle (3, L) and R.Grager, O'Connor.
2B -- CC (Targett). 3B -- CC (Targett).
Clay City 4, Southridge 0
Targett (W, 5-5) and Collenbaugh; Norrington (L) and Fleck.
2B -- CC (A.Miller, Souder).
Clay City (9-6 overall) plays tonight at Union.