(Photo by Brent Shipman, Staff)
SCOTT CITY -- Portageville pulled out a 4-3, extra inning win over Scott City Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2, District 1 tournament at Scott City High School.
Portageville scored a run in the first and third innings to take a 2-1 lead before taking a commanding 3-1 advantage in the top of the fourth.
With a two-run rally in the bottom of the fourth, Scott City was able to tie the game at four and force extra-innings.
Portageville's eventual game-winning run came in the top of the eighth bringing Scott City's season to a close.
"It was a good season," Scott City head coach Amy Pobst said. "The girls played hard and through injuries all season. They really put their hearts into it."
In the final start of her high school career, Alexis Spriggs went all eight innings for Scott City. She allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits and no walks while striking out six.
Picking up the win, Jenna Hawkins also went the full eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks while fanning 11.
For Scott City, Lindsey Rendleman went 2 for 4 with a triple while Macy Hall added a double to Scott City's cause.
Portageville was led by Hawkins, Alison Pepper, Mikayla Rone and Anna Ward who had two hits each. Hawkins had the team's lone extra-base hit which was a double.
The Lady Rams finish the year with a 8-11 record.
In other Class 2, District 1 tournament action, St. Vincent defeated East Prairie 18-3 while Saxony Lutheran took down Chaffee, 9-3.
When the semifinals open up today, top-seeded Kelly will play Saxony Lutheran at 2 p.m. and St. Vincent will play Portageville at 4 p.m.
Both games will be played at Scott City High School.
POPLAR BLUFF -- Tatum May fired a two-hit shutout as Oran rolled past Winona 10-0 in five innings during its district opener at Poplar Bluff.
Morgan Todt, Anna Jones, Bailey Carlyle and Molly McConnell all had two hits for the Eagles (12-8). Allie Cummins belted a triple.
The third-seeded Eagles will face second-seeded Neelyville at 2 p.m. today in the semifinals.
-- Some information was provided by the SEMO News Service.