Eaglette softball rally isn't enough for win

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Eaglette seniors were honored on Senior Night Wednesday against La Vergne. First row, from left, are Rachel Daniels, Deana Garrett and Cara Fite. Back row, from left, are Kayla Warren, Amber Russell and Rachel Emerson. (T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)

Shelbyville Central rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it was a little too late as they fell 9-5 to visiting La Vergne on Senior Night.

La Vergne scored six runs in the fourth inning thanks to a number of errors, passed balls and a few timely hits.

"Take away the fourth inning and we're in position to win the game," Shelbyville coach Robin Ayers said. "They really ran the bases well in that inning, and we just didn't handle it."

Alyssa Moore went the distance on the rubber for the Eaglettes, fanning four batters and allowing four base on balls.

Shelby Lamb and Cara Fite each doubled, while Lorrie Rittenberry and Amber Russell collected a pair of singles apiece for Shelbyville.

"I was very pleased how we battled back in the bottom of the seventh," Ayers said. "We could have just laid down and went home but we showed a lot of heart and fought back."

The Eaglettes (5-14) travel to Lincoln County for a District 8-AAA contest this evening.