Eaglettes advance in 8-AAA

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Eaglette Chelbie Gannon ripped what proved to be the game-winning RBI double in Shelbyville Central's win over Lincoln County in the District 8-AAA Tournament on Saturday in Columbia. (T-G File Photo by Gary Johnson)

COLUMBIA -- The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglette softball team advanced after holding on to a 3-2 victory over Lincoln County in the District 8-AAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The Eaglettes (17-10) face Tullahoma, an upset winner over top-seed Coffee County on Saturday, tonight in Columbia at 7 with the winner advancing to the championship game on Wednesday evening.

Two-run fourth

Shelbyville Central scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth frame when Baylee Cook single and scored off a single by Kendall Durard. Allie Odeneal scored the other run after she reached base on a error then scored off base hit off the bat of Bailey Deason for the 2-0 lead.

The Eaglettes added another run in the top of the sixth inning off a RBI double by Chelbie Gannon for the 3-0 advantage.

Lincoln County had base runners reach after a hit batter and walk in the bottom of the sixth inning then score off a two-run single by R. O'Neal.

Gannon and Sydnie Johnson each doubled for the winners while Cook and Durard added a pair of singles.

Durard got the win on the rubber, fanning four, walking four in a two-hit effort.

Shelbyville 000 201 0 -- 3 9 1

Lincoln Co. 000 002 0 -- 2 2 2

Shelbyville: Ashynn Brannon 1-for-4, Baylee Cook 2-for-3, Kendall Durard 2-for-4, Bailey Deason 1-for-3, Sydnee Johnson 1-for-3, Chelbie Gannon 1-for-3, Jamaica Johnson 1-for-2.

WP: Durard

LP: Owens