News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Top Story 4

June 2, 2010

North Central softball pounds out 15 hits, gets four-hitter from Scott to reign in Class A regional

Farmersburg — Scoring a run an inning brings about a high probability of placing a softball team in the victory column. Tacking on a three-spot in the sixth inning as insurance also helps the probability factor for winning.

North Central did the former in the game’s first four innings, assuming a 4-0 lead, and the latter in the sixth inning to apply the coup de grace.

Toss a complete-game, four-hitter by pitcher Ashli Scott into the formula — which probably should have been a shutout if the base umpire was paying closer attention — and North Central topped visiting Loogootee 7-1 in their Class A regional championship game on Tuesday.

“That doesn’t happen very often … yeah, we were impressed with that,” North Central coach Lela Earley observed of her team’s penchant to score a run an inning.

North Central pounded out 15 hits overall, getting hits in every inning and multiple hits in all but the fifth inning, the only inning the Thunderbirds failed to score.

“We had 15 hits and that definitely helped our defense and our pitching,” Earley said. “[I’m] impressed with the way we hit the ball, and when Loogootee did put the ball in play, we made the all the routine defensive plays.”

In the first inning (1-0), NC got its tally after two outs. Megan Stone tripled to deep left field, scoring on an RBI-single by Alainey Thompson.

In the second inning (2-0), NC scored again after two outs. Eighth-place batter Angela Garrett doubled, scoring on back-to-back singles by Nicole Swank and Maria Drake.

NC took advantage of shaky defense by the Lions in the first two innings — a pair of poor relay throws from the outfield in the first, and a pair of throwing errors by their catcher in the second.

“We preach to the girls that we have to capitalize on the other team’s mistakes,” Earley mentioned. “When they commit errors, we have to go with the momentum swing and use it to our advantage.” 

In the third inning (3-0), NC mixed things up a bit by scoring with nobody out. Scott led off with a walk, stole second, reached third on a throwing error by the catcher, then scored on a RBI-single by Stone.

In the fourth (4-0), NC went back to scoring with two outs. Consecutive singles by Drake, Scott and Stone plated their lone tally.

The Thunderbirds failed to score in the fifth inning, despite a lead-off single by Thompson. But in the sixth, NC scored three runs with one out.

Singles by Swank, Drake and Scott accounted for NC’s fifth run. Drake was thrown out attempting to steal third for the second out, but Stone followed with a booming two-run home run over the center field fence — her sixth of the season — which landed loudly in the bed of a NC fan’s pickup truck.

Loogootee’s only run came in the fifth inning. Scott walked her pitching counterpart Rebecca Craney, advancing to third after a wild pitch and a tap out Scott. With one out, Allyson Arvin hit a shallow fly ball to left field for a sacrifice fly, scoring Craney.

It appeared Craney got a running start off third base prior to the catch and  NC appealed the play by tagging third base. However, after a conference of the two umpires, they ruled the run had indeed scored.

North Central was led offensively by Stone, going 4 for 4 with a triple, home run and four RBIs. Drake was 3 for 4 with a RBI, Scott was 2 for 3 with a RBI and Thompson was 2 for 4 with a RBI. Swank, the ninth-place batter, was 2 for 3. Craney, the Lions’ pitcher, failed to record a strike out.

Scott only allowed two hits out of the infield, in the sixth and seventh innings. The other two hits were by the Lions’ first two hitters of the game, a swinging bunt and a single — by rule — on fielder’s interference. The junior walked two and fanned nine Loogootee batters.

“Ashley threw a great game,” Earley stated. “She really, as the game went on, I believe she threw better. We had some runs on the board, her defense was playing [well] behind her. I think that helped … she was a little more comfortable out there.”

NC’s defense committed just one error, coming with two outs in the seventh inning. They also flashed leather on two other occasions, a backhand stab of a line drive by first-baseman Garrett and a running catch by right-fielder Tori Leturgez.

North Central (18-6) will face Tecumseh (20-11), an 11-1 five-inning winner over Springs Valley, in the Class A North Daviess semistate at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Top Story 4
  • Florida Panthers Ranchers 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 31:

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • dailey and vincent.jpg Dailey & Vincent to bring ‘Spirit of Christmas’ tour to Terre Haute, Effingham

    The “Rockstars of Bluegrass” Dailey & Vincent celebrate Christmas in July by officially announcing dates for their upcoming 2014 “SPIRIT OF Christmas” Tour.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Braves Dodgers Baseba_Ter .jpg 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 30:

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clippers Sterling Bas_Ter .jpg 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 29:

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • US Exporting Pollution 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 28:

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • holiday world thunderbird.jpg Holiday World plans new winged roller coaster

    SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — The Holiday World amusement park in southern Indiana is building a new $22 million roller coaster that it says will launch riders to 60 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds, with a 14-story loop and four inversions.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rethinking Pot HOAs_Ter .jpg 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 25:

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rick Perry Tech Fund 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 24:

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mideast Kerry US Israel-Palestine 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 23:

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Health Overhaul Subsi_Ter .jpg Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law today, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Britain Prince George 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 22:

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Western Wildfires 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 21:

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • broadwaycrash.JPG UPDATE: Inspection on Monday for Brazil church bus involved in fatal crash

    A full bus inspection will be conducted Monday on a Brazil church bus involved in a fatal crash Thursday evening in Knoxville, Tenn.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Mideast Islamic State 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 18:

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • broadwaycrash.JPG Brazil church group in bus crash

    One person is dead after a four-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn., involving a church bus from Brazil.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • APTOPIX Mideast Israe_Morg.jpg 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Japan Nuclear_Ter .jpg 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 16:

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parmalee FLC No Type.jpg Hi-99 Summer Bash today at Fairbanks Park

    Country group Parmalee and Clare Dunn are scheduled to appear at Fairbanks Park tonight as part of the annual Hi-99 Summer Bash.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Immigration Overload _Ter .jpg 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 15.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Governors_Morg.jpg Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government's intrusion into the classroom.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Comics-Archie Death_Morg.jpg 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Solar Roadways_Morg.jpg 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emmy Nominations_Ter .jpg ‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced today with 19 bids, including best drama series.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 071014 meth lab items.jpg Police bust meth lab in Terre Haute

    Police busted a clandestine methamphetamine lab today in the 2200 block of Fourth Avenue in Terre Haute.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Soccer World Cup Argentina-Netherlands 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 10:

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Germany Soccer WCup 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 9:

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 051713 BAYH SMILE.jpg Former governor Bayh weighs decision to run again

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Evan Bayh is keeping Indiana Democrats on hold.
    Party loyalists longing for a political savior to retake the governor's office have been waiting on Bayh ever since he abruptly decided to leave the U.S. Senate and political life three years ago.

    July 8, 2014 3 Photos

  • Seeing Eye Ring 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 8:

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Britain Wimbledon 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, July 7:

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tropical Weather_Morg.jpg 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo 3 People Killed, Deputies Wounded in NC Shootout Visitors Feel Part of the Pack at Wolf Preserve Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Raw: 16 Killed in Gaza Market Strike Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Obama: 'Blood of Africa Runs Through My Veins' 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Raw: Smoke, Explosions Fill Gaza Skyline Today in History for July 31st Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity