Braves close in on Midget Girl’s League title with 19-10 victory

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 10, 2000

The race for best the best record in Midget Girls is still on as the league-leading Braves and the second place Bandits both earned victories last week.

The Braves came a step closer to clinching the league with a 19-10 win over the Rippers.

K. McDonald led off the game with double for the Braves and D. Crenshaw followed with an RBI single. K. Michell kept the hitting streak going with a double and D. Johnson made the score 4-0 with a homerun. V. Crenshaw hit the second homer of the inning, a two-run shot that made the score, 6-0.

But, the Rippers came right back in the bottom of the inning. L. Norrell led off the inning with a single and M. Autrey followed with a walk. F. Watts brought both runners home with a triple to make the score 6-2. D. Williams kept the inning going with a single and K. Lewis hit a double. With runners at second and third, L. Palmer hit a grounder to score Wiliams and a hit by K. Perdue made the score 6-5.

The Braves stretched their lead in the top of the second as McDonald, D. Crenshaw, Mitchell, Johnson and Payne scored. S. Mobley had a key hit in the inning as she belted an RBI triple to make the score 11-5.

The Rippers got one back in the bottom of the second as M. Harris lined a single and scored on a basehit by Watts to cut the lead to 11-6.

But, the Braves continued to swing hot bats. V. Crenshaw led off the top of the third with a homerun. E. Howard, K. Johnson and B. Bush also scored in the inning to make the score 15-6.

V. Crenshaw added another three runs in the bottom of the fourth as she nailed a homerun, making the score 18-6.

K. Mitchell scored the final run for the Braves in the top of the seventh on an RBI triple by Johnson for a 19-6 lead.

The Rippers began a rally in the top of the fifth as M. Harris, Norrell, Watts and D. Williams scored to make the score 19-10. But, the comeback ended there.

D. Crenshaw pitched for the Braves and earned the victory.

Bandits 24, Bombers 7

The Bandits remained in second place last week with a decisive vitory over the Bombers, 24-7.

The Bandits came out swinging in the top of the first inning as T. Mullins, L. Jones, T. Benson, L. Skipper, J. Giddens, H. Tilley, S. Hood, L. Fountain, H. Hittell, I. Crenshaw and T. Womack all came around to score. Womack hit a two-run homer in the inning, Tilley drove in three with a triple and Skipper lined a two-RBI double in helping to make the score 11-0.

The Bombers put two runs on the board in the bottom of the inning as E. McGowin and K. Scruggs scored. Scruggs had the big hit in the inning with a triple.

The Bombers continued to creep back into the game with four runs in the bottom of the second. T. Brannon, A. Tillary, R. Pugh and C. Morrison each scored to cut the lead to 11-6.

But, after Fountain scored one run in the third to give the Bandits a 12-6 lead, they exploded in the fourth to run away with the game. Thirteen runners scored in the inning. Crenshaw hit a two-run double and Skipper had a one-run double to make the score 24-6.

The Bombers got one more in the bottom of the fourth as Pugh scored on a base hit by C. Morrison to make the final score 24-7.