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 Morris Steals Home, Red Hots Get Win

May 21, 2008 - Kylie Morris hadn’t played organized softball since kindergarten, and for the Elite Heating Red Hots, couldn’t have picked a better time to have her breakout game. Morris made a great catch in the outfield, had two hits and scored the winning run when she stole home in the last inning to give her team a 19-18 win over the Everything Engraving Limenators.

Morris and Brooklyn Parsons both went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Deena Miller and Patty Jones both had doubles plated three runs for the winners. Brittany Dean had a double and two runs scored, while Ciara Kline and Jordan Vantresco both scored twice. Alyson Chapple, Libbie Mattix and Brooke Vise also plated runs for the winners, who received offensive production from 10 different players.

Miller worked two innings on the mound and registered four strike outs. Jones nailed three runners attempting to steal home during her two innings of pitching. There were no individual results reported for the Limenators.


The Knightstown Fire Department FireHawks scored seven runs in each of the first two innings and five more in the third to win a slugfest against the Elite Heating Red Hots, 19-14.

Tori McDonald picked up the win on the mound for the FireHawks, while Cassandra Cox had the save. Chelsea St. John took the loss for the Red Hots.

Bonnie Huckeby went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Cox also had a hot bat with two hits, three runs and two RBIs. Kimmy Steinmetz, Emily Sander and Larissa Shields all scored three runs, while Pam Williams and Madison Holder both hit safely and plated two runs.

McDonald had a hit and scored a run. She faced 21 batters on the mound, striking out five, walking four and hitting two. Tristen Williams also hit safely for the winners.

Patty Jones had two hits and a run scored for the Red Hots. Deena Miller and Alyson Chapple both scored two runs, while Ciara Kline, Libbie Mattix, and Brooklyn Parsons all had hits. Brittany Dean, Kylie Morris and Jordan Vantresco scored runs in the game.


In a well-played girls major league game, the Van Hoy Oil Company Orange Crush defeated the Erwin Excavating Bratz With Batz 13-11 Saturday.

Hannah Morgan had a 4-for-4 day, scoring two runs and driving in two more. Morgan Helderbrand went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. Macy Burton had two hits and two RBIs, while Sidney Grizzell and Shelby Patton both hit safely and drove home two runners.

McKenzie Peggs, Tatyana Harsh and Lyndsie King all plated three runs for the winners. Emily Crain hit safely and drove in one runner.

Hayley Hardeman had a big day for the Bratz, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Kaleigh Ruble also drove home three runners with a hit, scoring once in the process. Morgan Erwin, Kayli Apollos and Shelby Hall all scored twice. Single runs were plated by Daisy Frazier, Lauren Congdon and Chelsea Erwin. Olivia Ruble and Kirsten Grider hit safely for the Bratz.


Eight different players scored for the Knightstown Meats & Catering Diamond Crushers in an 11-7 win over the MT Media Stars.

Georgee Lawhorne and Cody Miller both slammed triples and scored two runs each for the winners. Miller’s triple drove in three runners in the fifth inning. Baleigh Davis also plated two runs and Jose Riggs slapped a double.

Miller pitched the final two innings, striking out six batters.

Robyn Clark, Mary Muncy, Jessica Brown, Mackinsey Fowler and Libby Schmitz all scored runs for the Diamond Crushers.

There were no individual results submitted for the Stars.


Seven different players scored at least two runs as the Knightstown Fire Department FireHawks defeated the Van Hoy Oil Company Orange Crush 19-14. The game was called due to the time limit.

Tori McDonald picked up the win on the mound, striking out five batters. Cassandra Cox got the save.

Larissa Shields, Cox, Emily Sander and Kori Blair all scored three runs apiece. McDonald, Tristen White and Pam Williams plated two runs each, while Bonnie Huckeby hit safely and had two RBIs. Madison Holder and Kimmy Steinmetz both hit safely.

Tatyana Harsh, Macey Burton, Hannah Morgan and MacKenzie Peggs all scored two runs for the Orange Crush. Single runs were scored by Shelby Patton, Morgan Helderbrand, Sidney Grizzell, Erika Messer, Emily Crain and Lyndsie King.


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