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Diamond Crushers Advance to Face Little Sluggers in Girls Minor League Tourney Finals
June 27, 2007 - The Knightstown Locker Diamond Crushers kept their tournament hopes alive by rallying for an 11-10 victory over the Coor Consulting Lightning in the girls minor league tournament.
In a wild game that was back-and-forth the entire way, every player on both teams either had a hit, scored a run, or drove in another player.
Mary Muncy scored the winning run in the last inning. Alisha Markley had a great game for the winners, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two batted in. Tori McDonald went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs and one run scored.
Anna Grimes went 2-for-2 with a run, while Brooke Vise had a hit, scored a run, and drove in another. Sidney Vise, Allyson Hauk and McKinley Henderson plated runs for the Diamond Crushers, while Megan Cupp, Allison Sanders and Josie Riggs all hit safely and drove in a runner.
The Lightning got great performances from several players, but couldn’t come up with the hit when they needed it in the final inning. Jasmine Olivo blasted a home run on her way to a 2-for-4 game, adding two runs and three RBIs. Allie Wilfong also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Jessie Spong had two hits and drove home two more runners.
Madison Clarke and Peyton Willoughby both had a hit, scored a run and drove home a runner. Erinn Stamm hit safely and scored, while Brooklyn Harding and Karlie Winkhart both plated runs for the Lightning. Allie Underwood drove home one runner.
Tori McDonald struck out eight batters and had two doubles to lead the Knightstown Locker Diamond Crushers to the championship game of the girls minor league tournament. The Diamond Crushers defeated the Myra Wills Massage Therapy Blue Devils 19-2 Saturday to earn the right to face the Little Sluggers in the championship Monday night.
McDonald went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and four RBIs. She got a lot of help from Brooke Vise, who also went 2-for-3, had a double, scored three times and drove home two runners. Nine different players scored for the winners in the game.
Alisha Markley plated three runs, while Sidney Vise, Megan Cupp, Allison Sanders and Anna Grimes scored twice. Georgee Lawhorne and Josie Riggs both hit safely and scored in the game.
Robyn Clark and Abbie True scored the only runs in the game for the Blue Devils, who were forced the play the game with just eight team members. They were eliminated from the tournament with the loss.
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