Murphy USA Claims Girls Minor League Tourney Title, Truck Sales Wins in Prep Tourney


Published on July 24 2013 7:41 am
Last Updated on July 24 2013 7:59 am
Written by Millie Lange

Murphy USA handed Heart & Home Realty a 14-4 loss in the championship game of the Girls Minor League Softball Tournament Tuesday evening at Evergreen Hollow Park.

In games earlier in the evening, Murphy USA beat Martin's IGA Plus 17-3 while Heart & Home Realty downed Chesnut Family Music 8-2 to advance to the title game.

Murphy USA trailed Martin's IGA 3-0 after one inning but had a nine-run second and an eight-run third. Riley Guy picked up the one-hit pitching win.

In the second contest, Heart & Home Realty took a 2-1 first inning lead and went on to down Chesnut Family Music. Heart & Home had six hits led by Allie Poe with a three-run homer. Alexis Stephens pitched the two-hit win.

In the championship game, Murphy USA took a 5-1 first inning lead and never looked back. Murphy USA had seven hits in the contest while Caroline McDevitt pitched a four-hitter. McDevitt won the overall sportsmanship award.

At Evergreen Hollow Park

Game Four

Martin's IGA Plus          300    0    --      3-1-2

Murphy USA                   098    x    --    17-4-3

WP -- Riley Guy. LP -- Grace Karolewicz.

Home Run -- Caroline McDevitt.

Game Five

Heart & Home Realty            221    03    --    8-6

Chesnut  Family Music          110    00    --    2-2

WP -- Alexis Stephens. LP -- Cameran Duncan.

Home Run -- Allie Poe (two on)

Championship Game

Heart & Home Realty          112    0    --      4-4-1

Murphy USA                          522    5    --    14-7-2

WP -- Caroline McDevitt. LP -- Allie Poe.



Effingham Truck Sales won an opening round game in the Girls Prep League Tournament Tuesday evening at Evergreen Hollow Park.

Truck Sales bounced REMAX 17-6 in four innings. Truck Sales took a 3-2 opening inning lead then had a six-run second, a three-run third and a five-run fourth.

Katie Kabbes was the winning pitcher and also hit a home run. Effingham Truck Sales advances to meet Joe's Pizza & Pasta today at 5:30 p.m. on the East Diamond. In the other game, Crossroads Bank faces Spectrum Screen Graphics at 5:30 p.m in West Diamond. The winners advance to the championship game at 7:30 p.m. today.

Prep League Tournament

Game One

Effingham Truck Sales          363    5    --    17

REMAX                                      202    2    --     6

WP -- Katie Kabbes. LP -- Callie Feldhake.

Home Run -- Katie Kabbes.