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 Orange Crush Knock Off Bratz 18-17

June 18, 2008 - Hannah Morgan went 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs and Morgan Helderbrand drove home three runners to lead the Van Hoy Oil Company Orange Crush to an 18-17 win over the Erwin Excavating Bratz With Batz Monday night in the opening round of the girls major league softball tournament.

McKenzie Peggs and Emily Crain both scored three runs in the slugfest. Macy Burton had a hit, scored twice and drove home a runner. Erika Messer plated two markers and also had an RBI. Shelby Patton, Sydney Grizzell, Tatyana Harsh and Lyndsie King also scored runs as the Orange Crush got offensive production from the entire roster.

Hayley Hardeman had a hit, scored two runs and drove home two more for the Bratz, who will have to come out of the loser’s bracket of the tourney if they are going to make any noise. Lauren Congdon and Daisy Frazier both scored three runs, while Shelby Hall and Morgan Erwin crossed the plate twice.

Kaleigh Ruble had two runs and one hit. Runs were also scored by by Chelsie Erwin, Kirsten Grider and Olivia Ruble.

The Orange Crush will play their second tournament game against the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department Firehawks on Wednesday.


Nine different players scored at least two runs to lead the Hinsey-Brown Funeral Home Sluggers to a 21-7 win over the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department Firehawks in girls major league softball action during Barry Elzey Day Saturday.

Sidney Hastings, Madison Irwin and Casey Back all went 2-for-4 to pace the Sluggers’ attack. Back, Erinn Stamm, Allie Underwood and Erika Steinmetz all plated three runs in the overwhelming victory. Hastings, Brianna Phillips, Irwin, Raeleigh Stallsworth and Haley Fowler scored two runs for the winners.

Irwin was the winning pitcher, while Tori McDonald took the loss. The Firehawks were short on players for the game, but put up a good battle nonetheless.

Tristen White and Larissa Shields both went 2-for-2 and Shields scored two runs. Kimmy Steinmetz, Bonnie Huckeby, Pam Williams and Madison Holder all hit safely.


Five different players scored three runs apiece to lead the Knightstown Meats & Catering Diamond Crushers to a 25-5 thrashing of the C&C Cleaning Service Pink Panthers in girls junior league softball action recently.

Josie Riggs, Robyn Clark, Georgee Lawhorne, Cody Miller and Baleigh Davis all plated three runs for the winners, who struck for seven runs in the first inning and never looked back. Andi Skinner, MacKinsey Fowler, Libby Schmitz and Dallen Miller also scored runs for the Diamond Crushers. Jessica Brown and Gwynn Grider drove in runs.

Emma Carmichael and Jessie Spong had two hits and scored two runs apiece for the Pink Panthers.


Bayley Prince and Macy Roberts both had RBI doubles as the Kozy Kabin Day Spa & Salon Krush defeated the C&C Cleaning Service Pink Panthers 14-13 in a well-played game.

Roberts went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Paige Halcomb had a hit, two RBIs and scored twice. Grace Hastings plated two runs on one hit and drove in another for the winners.

Becky Muir had two RBIs and a run, while Olivia Knapp scored twice and drove home two teammates. Mahala Knapp, Brittney Keck, Brooklyn Harding, Brooklyn Johnson and Courtney Carlton also hit safely and scored for the Krush.

There were no individual results reported for the Pink Panthers.


Cody Miller blasted two doubles and went 3-for-5 with four runs and three RBIs to lead the Knightstown Meats & Catering Diamond Crushers to a 25-11 win over the Brooks Insurance Company Screaming Eagles.

Josie Riggs, Robyn Clark and Mary Muncy all went 3-for-5 as the Diamond Crushers erupted for 24 hits in the game. Georgeanna Lawhorne was also 3-for-5 and scored two runs. Baleigh Davis had two doubles and scored three runs, with two RBIs. Jessica Brown went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, while MacKinsey Fowler had two hits and plated four runs.

Gwen Grider scored three times on two hits and had an RBI. Dallen Miller crossed the plate twice, had a hit and an RBI. Lawhorne, Clark, Fowler and Miller turned in stellar defensive plays in the game. Miller, Fowler and Clark shared pitching duties for the Diamond Crushers.

There were no individual results reported for the Screaming Eagles.


In the second of back-to-back games between the two teams last week, the Diamond Crushers pulled out an 8-3 win Wednesday. Josie Riggs, Jessica Brown and Robyn Clark all slapped doubles, while Georgeanna Lawhorne and Cody Miller both collected three hits. Robyn Clark went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in an outstanding offensive game.

Mary Muncie, Baleigh Davis, Dallen Miller and MacKinzie Fowler all had hits, while Libby Schmidtz also scored a run.

There were no individual results reported for the Screaming Eagles.


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