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Harrison offense powers past Mason

April 7, 2014
By Brad Laux of 1016sports

Thursday, Mar. 27 -- Harrison County (1-2-1) scored in each inning, including tallying nine runs in the second, to breeze past Mason County and claim a 13-1, five-inning softball victory on Thursday night in Maysville. The Fillies collected 11 hits on the day with six different players registering at least one. All nine Harrison County starters scored.

Jami Davis earned the complete-game win for the visitors, allowing just one run on three hits, while striking out two and walking one. The Fillies opened the scoring wit ha run in the top of the first, but then added nine runs in the second after sending 13 batters to the plate. The visitors added a run in the third, fourth and fifth innings to pull to a 13-0 advantage.

Mason County (3-2) put runners on base in each inning, but the second, scored its lone run in the bottom of the fifth. The Lady Royals could have added to their total, but left two runners on base when a double play ended the game due to the 10-run rule.

Courtney Newsom paced the Fillies at the plate by going 3-for-3 with four RBI. Sydney Motell, Macy Martin and Cathy Chasteen also added two hits apiece for the visitors. Martin (three), Bailey Conley (two) and Chasteen (two) also had multiple RBI for the victors.

Kourtney Carver suffered the loss after allowing seven earned runs and five hits in one inning of work. Ashley Batey came in for relief and threw four strong innings, finishing with three runs on six hits. Only nine of the Fillies’ 13 runs were earned. Batey also paced the hosts at the plate, finishing 1-for-1 with a walk. Jessica Hay and Katelyn Faul also had singles for Mason County. Harrison County ran its victory streak over the Lady Royals to 12 straight.

Harrison County  1 9 1 1 1 – 13 11 3
Mason County     0 0 0 0 1 –  1   3   3

WP: Jami Davis (5 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 K, 1 BB, 0 HB)
LP: Kourtney Carver (1 IP, 10 R, 7 ER, 5 H, 0 K, 2 BB, 2 HB)
Ashley Batey (4 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 0 HB)
1B: Newsom 3 (Harrison), Chasteen 2 (Harrison), Motell 2 (Harrison), Davis (Harrison), Batey (Mason), Hay (Mason), Faul (Mason)
2B: Conley (Harrison), Martin (Harrison)
3B: Martin (Harrison)
R: Motell 3 (Harrison), Martin 2 (Harrison), Chasteen 2 (Harrison), Conley (Harrison), Cloyd (Harrison), Tucker (Harrison), Davis (Harrison), Powers (Harrison), Ishmael (Harrison), Carver (Mason)
RBI: Newsom 4 (Harrison), Martin 3 (Harrison), Conley 2 (Harrison), Chasteen 2 (Harrison), Motell (Harrison), Huber (Mason)
SF: Newsom (Harrison)
LOB: Harrison 5, Mason 4
DP: Harrison 2, Mason 0

Pre-game notes: Softball Thursday 5:30 p.m. Harrison County (0-2-1) at Mason County (3-1). It will be the third straight home game for the Lady Royals, who will head north to next play in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational where they will face 10th Region foe Bishop Brossart tomorrow night. Mason won its first three games of the year (20-0 at St. Patrick, 22-0 at Pendleton County, and 8-7 at home against Lewis County). The team dropped its most recent outing on Monday at home to Fleming County 13-7. Conversely, Harrison is playing its third of four road games to start its season. The Fillies began the year by dropping a 7-5 road decision to Campbell County and then followed by falling at home to Tates Creek 12-1. On Monday, the team played just six innings at Grant County before the game was called due to darkness with the score tied at 8-8. HC is 0-1-1 on the road this year and, dating back to last year, has gone winless in their last three away games. Mason County is 1-1 at home this season. Last year, the Lady Royals finished 7-11 overall and sported just a 2-2 record at home, dropping their final two contests. Harrison County posted a 24-11 mark last spring and finished its season winning four games, before falling in the opener of the regional tournament to eventual champion Montgomery County. The Fillies were 10-9 on the road in 2013. HC has won the last 11 games in the series. Harrison won the lone matchup last year 6-2 at home in the 6th Annual Harrison County McDonald’s Classic on Apr. 27. The Fillies also won a home doubleheader on May 22, 2011, 7-3 and 16-1 in three innings. Earlier that season, HC claimed a 12-2 victory at Bracken County. The Fillies won 22-6 in three innings in the opening round of the 2010 regionals in Cynthiana. They also claimed a 12-2 victory in Maysville on Apr. 22, 2010, the last time the teams have met at Mason County. HC also earned a 16-0, 3-inning victory on Mar. 30, 2010. Mason County’s last victory over the Fillies came at home on May 1, 2007, 5-3.

See videos: Harrison County freshman catcher Courtney Newsom, Harrison County softball coach Christine Garnett, Mason County softball coach Katie Mason.

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