Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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July 11, 2013

Local softball teams take state stage

Ash-Am. 9-10s out; R-Flatwoods 11-12s suffer early defeat

LONDON — Ashland American’s 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars reached the end of their road and Russell-Flatwoods 11-12s are on the brink of elimination at the Kentucky Little League Softball Tournament in London.

Ashland American fell to North Oldham, 16-6, in four innings late Tuesday night. It was their second loss of the double-elimination tournament.

Russell-Flatwoods lost to Marion County, 10-6, on Tuesday. The All-Stars face Clay County today.

Olivia Mulhearn provided the highlights for Ashland American as it fought back from a 16-1 hole by scoring five runs in the fourth. Mulhearn tallied four RBIs, one of which came on a double and the other three on a bases-clearing triple in the fourth.

Sydney Suman and Camryn Cassidy each drew RBI walks in the fourth.

Emma Rice and Cassidy each had turns in the pitching circle.

“They threw strikes, (North Oldham) just hit it,” said manager Brad Hamilton. “The girls took a lot away from the experience as a whole. The biggest thing is a bunch of these girls have never played together and now they maybe have lifelong friendships.”

Russell-Flatwoods got a strong pitching effort from Haven Layne, but Marion County countered with a small-ball approach.

“They singled us to death,” said R-F manager Chris Lawler. “They bunted a lot, too.”

Lawler said his bunch commited a couple early mistakes, which opened the door for Marion County.

Russell rallied from a 5-1 deficit to take a 6-5 lead in the third, but it was short-lived.

Krissy Hall led the offense with three RBIs. Maddie Hale, Grace Osborn and Layne recorded two hits apiece.

N. OLDHAM    556    0    —    16    16    0

A. AMERICAN    100    5    —    6    4    0

R.-FLATWOODS    015    000    —    6    10    4

MARION CO.    231    22x    —    10    14    1

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