South Central Advances in Class M State Tourney


Published on October 4 2016 8:42 am
Last Updated on October 4 2016 8:42 am
Written by Millie Lange

PINCKNEYVILLE -- South Central High School advanced in the Class M SIJHSAA State Softball Tournament Monday.

Nashville took a 3-0 first inning lead but South Central tallied two in the second and two in the fourth to pull ahead 4-3. Nashville then scored four in the fifth to lead 7-4. South Central tied the score at 7-7 in the sixth and won it in the top of the seventh, 8-7.

The winning run scored with two outs. Laney Webster was caught in a rundown between second and third. The ball was thrown away and the centerfielder overthrew the catcher allowing Webster to score the game-ending winning run.

Sydney Garrett had a double and drove in two runs for the winners. Webster had two singles.

South Central improves to 16-3 and will play in the semifinals today at 3 p.m. against Smithton, a 16-0 winner over Shiloh. In other games Monday, Trico beat Anna 11-1 and Hardin County downed Johnston City 9-2. Trico will face Hardin County at 1 p.m. today. The winners of today's contests will play for the state title Thursday at 3 p.m. The losers will square off for third place at 1 p.m.

At Pinckneyville

South Central              020    203    1    --    8-8-2

Nashville                      300    040    0    --    7-8-2

WP -- Garrett. LP -- none listed.

South Central -- Weber, 2 singles; Geiler, single; S. Garrett, double, 2 RBI; Smith, single; Malone, 1 RBI; B. Garrett, single, 2 RBI; Michel, single; Arnold, single

Nashville -- no hits listed