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 Firehawks Edge Red Hots 19-15 in Girls Major League Opener

April 30, 2008 - The Knightstown Fire Department Firehawks jumped out to an early lead and then held on to defeat the Elite Heating Red Hots 19-15 in the girls major league softball season opener at the Optimist Diamonds in Sunset Park Saturday.

The Firehawks scored five runs in the first inning and added seven more in the second frame to take an early 12-1 lead. Then the Red Hots got their bats going and made a game out of it.

Tori McDonald was the winning pitcher and Larissa Shields picked up the save. Deena Miller took the loss on the mound for the Red Hots. Kimmie Steinmetz, Cassandra Cox and Emily Sander each plated three runs for the Firehawks, who received offensive production from all 10 players.

Catcher Bonnie Huckeby threw out a runner, had two hits and scored two runs for the winners. She slammed a double and drove in a runner. Reagon Reese and Larissa Shields both plated two runs, while Triston White, Madison Holder and Pam Williams all scored once.

Chelsea St. John scored three times for the Red Hots. Patty Jones, Kylie Morris and Brooke Vise plated two runs apiece. Brittany Dean also had a hit and run scored, while Libbie Mattix and Alyson Chapple also scored.


The Kozy Kabin Day Spa and Salon Krush fought to a 15-15 tie with the Brooks Insurance Screaming Eagles in girls junior league softball Saturday. A heads-up defensive play in the last inning prevented the game-winning run from scoring. Mahala Knapp fielded a hit in left field and threw the ball to cutoff player Britney Keck, who relayed the ball to Paige Halcomb to get the out and prevent the loss.

Bayley Prince led a balanced Krush attack by going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two more batted in. Macey Roberts and Brooklyn Harding both hit safely, drove in two runners and scored in the game. Paige Halcomb had three RBIs and Britney Keck scored three runs and drove in two more. Olivia Knapp and Grace Hastings both scored runs, while Becky Muir and Mahala Knapp had RBIs. Brooklyn Johnson scored twice and Courtney Carlton went 1-for-3 with a run scored and another batted in.

There were no individual results reported for the Screaming Eagles.


Cody Miller pitched a no-hitter, striking out nine batters and leading the Knightstown Meats & Catering Diamond Crushers over the MT Media Stars 15-0 in girls junior league softball Saturday.

Miller walked three batters and also had two hits and two RBIs. She slammed a triple and teammate Georgeanna Lawhorne ripped a two-run single to get things started for the Diamond Crushers. MacKinsy Fowler ripped a second-inning double that drove in two runners and put the winners ahead for good.

There were no individual results reported for the Stars.


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