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Jun 1, 2012 10:51 AM

Scott County, North Laurel Win Regional Softball Crowns

Seventh ranked Scott County won the 11th Region softball championship Thursday evening, shutting out Madison Central 6-0.

Lady Cardinal hurler Marlee Tevis threw a complete game four-hitter for the win. The sophomore held the Indians hitless through the first four innings, as Scott County scratched out a 3-0 lead. Madison Central threatened in the fifth, loading the bases with two out off a MacKenzie Humphrey double, a single by Kirstin Spillman and a walk, but a fly out ended the inning. Scott County put three more runs on the board in the top of the sixth for the six-run margin of victory.

Sloppy fielding hurt the Lady Indian cause. Madison Central committed five errors in the game.

Tevis finished the night with nine strikeouts.

Scott County will play the Region Four champ in the opening round of 2012 Rawlings/KHSAA Softball State Tournament in Owensboro on June 7. The Cardinals will have a tough draw no matter who comes out of the Fouth. No. 1 Allen County-Scottsville will face No. 2 Greenwood Friday to determine the 4th Region championship.

North Laurel took advantage of two South Laurel errors to build a 3-0 lead in the first inning, then rode the arm of pitcher Megan Baldwin to the 13th Region championship.

The junior hurler gave up eight hits, but just one run as the No. 13 Jaguars topped the Lady Cardinals 4-1.

RBI singles by Emily Sears and Vanessa Smith sparked the quick North Laurel start. Amber Hyde drove in the lone South Laurel run with an RBI single in the third inning. North Laurel added an insurance run in the fifth when Mikayla Vires reached on a walk and eventually scored on a passed ball.

North Laurel will face No. 21 Ashland Blazer in the opening round of the state tourney. The Lady Kittens beat Boyd County 5-2 to win the 16th Region.

Nicholas County avenged a 9-1 regular season loss and knocked off Bourbon County 4-2 to win the 10th Region championship. The Lady Jackets will face Estill County in round one of the State tourney.

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