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Scorchers resume winning ways

By Staff
Despite a stumble, the Torture Scorchers continue to dominate the action in the Angels softball league.
The Bees and the Tigers fought to a 6-6 tie before the Bee-Ware broke the game open with six runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Michelle Curtis got the pitching wins for the Bees in four innings.
She struck out five and walked none. Kelsey Starr worked two innings of relief.
Callie Miller took the loss for the Tigers in four innings. She struck out seven and walked seven. Tiffany Johnson worked two innings of relief.
Bee-Ware: Sarah Johnson 1r; Kelly Swaitkowski 1b, 1r; K. Starr 1b (3), 1r; M. Curtis 2b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Raley Sittason 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Hayden Watts 3b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Kayla Bolton 1r; W. Byford 1r; Caroline Helm 1b, 2r, RBI; C. Harraway 3b, 2b, 1r, 4 RBI; R. Wiley RBI.
Tony's Tigers: C. Miller 1b (3), 1r, RBI; T. Johnson RBI; A. Compton 1r; T. Clay 1r; Mekenzie Smithson 1r; Olivia Hampton 3b, 1r, 3 RBI; Chandler Beard RBI; Beth Shelton 1r.
The Scorchers took the lead with three runs in the first and six in the second. The Babes collected their only two runs in the top of the second.
Hensley Collins and Abby McHugh shared pitching chores for the Scorchers. Collins fanned six.
Michelle Smith took the loss for the Babes with seven strikeouts and nine walks.
Torture Scorchers: Amber Lampkins 1b, 3r, RBI; H. Collins 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Chelsea Maze 3b, 2b, 2r, 4 RBI; Christa Long 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; A. McHugh 1b; Alex Paulsen 1b, 3 RBI; Sara Downey RBI; Jordan Barnette 1b, 1r; Tamara Lampkin HR, 2r, RBI; Haley Hogan 1r; Tiffany Willingham 2r.
Bad News Babes: Lisa Wauford 1b, RBI; Malloree Teague 1b (2); M. Smith 1b; Hayden Grove 1b; Joy Harris 1r; Leah Dobbins 1r; Kaila Mullins 1b; Jessica Perkins RBI.
The Sudden Impact ran off eight runs in their first at-bat. They added five in the third and played four innings of shutout ball for the win.
Danielle Carden, Britney Brothers and Leslie Grammer shared pitching chores for the Impact, while Anna Chappell and Sarah Long took the loss for the Angels.
Sudden Impact: B. Brothers 1r; D. Carden 1r; D. Henderson 1r, RBI; B. Johnson 2r, RBI; L. Grammer 1b, 2r, RBI; Grace Cain 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Carrington Clark 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; C. Watts HR, 2r, 4 RBI; A. Elrod 1b, 3 RBI.
Lil' Angels: A. Chappell 1b; A. Roden 2b; Sarah Hastings 1b; Ceaira Higginbotham 2b.
The Babes scored nine runs in the first two innings only to have the 2-Intense gals blaze back with eight runs in the final two innings.
The Wauford sisters, Lisa and Laura shared the pitching duties for the Babes. Lisa got the win with Laura providing the relief. Brittney Kerr took the loss with Hannah South in relief for 2-Intense
Bad News Babes: Laura Wauford HR, 2r, 4 RBI; M. Teague 1b; M. Smith 2b, RBI; J. Harris 1r; L. Dobbins 1r; K. Mullins 1r; Madeline Golden 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Taylor Lance 1r; Marlana Gunn 1r, RBI; Jessica Perkins 1r, RBI.
2-Intense: H. South 2b, 1r, RBI; Elizabeth Reburn 1b, 2r; C. Livingston 2b, 1b, 2r, 5 RBI; Chelsea Fagen 1b; B. Kerr 1b, 2 RBI; Mary Emily Greenhill 1b; Hope Lewis 1r; Savannah Lacey 2r.
The league leaders had to come up with a late rally to claim their ninth victory of the season.
Hensley Collins fanned 12 batters, walked three, but allowed no hits in a complete game. Tiffany Johnson and Callie Miller were the pitchers for the Tigers.
Scorchers: C. Long 2b (2), 1r; A. Lampkin 1r; A. Paulsen 2b, 2 RBI.
Tigers: T. Johnson 1r; T. Bean RBI.
The Impact handed the Bees their second loss of the season with a four-run bottom of the third inning. Bee-Ware made the contest close with a three-run rally in the top of the fourth.
Danielle Carden got the pitching win in five innings. She struck out 12 and walked three with only three hits. Kelsey Starr took the loss for the Bees after taking over from starter Michelle Curtis.
Sudden Impact: B. Brothers 2b, 1b, 1r; D. Carden 1r; Chelsea McCurdy 1r, RBI; Dallas Snell 2b, 3 RBI; C. Clark 1b. 1r.
Bee-Ware: S. Johnson 1b, 1r; K. Swaitkowski 2b, RBI; M. Curtis 1r; R. Sittason HR, 1r, 2 RBI.
The Tigers started with two runs in the top of the second and plated four in the third to take a 6-0 lead before the Angels got on the board with a lone circuit. The Tigers added lone circuits in the final two innings, while the Angels came up with a four-run rally in the bottom of the fiftth.
Callie Miller, Tiffany Johnson and Haley Blackwood shared pitching duties in the win. Miller got the start and worked three innings.
Maria Stejskal worked a complete game for the Angels, striking out nine, but giving up eight runs on 12 hits and four walks.
Tony's Tigers: C. Miller 1b; T. Johnson 2b, 1b (2), 2r, RBI; A. Compton 3b, 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; Taylor Bean 3b, 2 RBI; Tiffany Clay 1b, 1r; M. Smithson HR, 2r, 2 RBI; C. Beard 1b; Lindsey Wallace 2b, 1r, RBI; H. Blackwood 1r.
Lil' Angels: Meghan Stephenson 3b, 2r; S. Long 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Raeshaun Jones, M. Stejskal, 1r; Amanda Roden 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; S. Hastings 1b, RBI.
The Scorchers took a four-run lead in two full innings before rain stopped play in the top of the third inning. The squads came back at a later date to finish the game, but the outcome wasn't changed.
The Torture Scorchers added six runs in the top of the third, but 2-Intense responded with four runs. The Scorchers finished with three runs in the fourth, while 2-Intense finished the game with a four-run rally.
Chelsea Maze, Hensley Collins and Abby McHugh shared the pitching duties for the Scorchers, while Brittney Kerr and Hannah South worked the mound for 2-Intense.
Scorchers: H. Collins 1b; C. Maze 3b, 1r; C. Long 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; A. Paulsen 1r; A. Lampkin 1r, RBI; A. McHugh 2r, RBI; S. Downey 1r, 2 RBI; Sarah Ellis 1b, 2r, RBI; T. Lampkin 3b, 1r, 2 RBI; H. Hogan 1b, 3 RBI; J. Barnette 1b (2), 1r; J. Wallace 1r; T. Willingham 1r.
2-Intense: H. South 1r; E. Reburn 2b, 2r, 2 RBI; C. Fagen 1r, RBI; B. Kerr HR, 1r, 2 RBI; Savannah Chaney 1b, 1r.
The Bee-Ware broke into the lead with a three-run rally in the top of the third inning and then buried the Babes with a seven-run barrage in the top of the fifth.
Kelsey Starr got the pitching win for the Bees in three innings of work. Michelle Curtis worked three innings of relief. Michelle Smith took the loss for the Babes, but Lisa Wauford gave up the seven-run rally.
Bee-Ware: K. Starr 3b, 1b, 2r; M. Curtis 3b, 3r, 2 RBI; R. Sittason HR, 2b, 3r, 5 RBI; H. Watts 3b, 1r, 3 RBI; S. Johnson RBI; K. Swaitkowski 1b (2), 1r, RBI; K. Bolton 2b, RBI; Caty Matthews 1r; Caitlan Harroway 2r.
Bad News Babes: L. Wauford 1b; M. Smith 2b; H. Grove 1r; Joy Harris 1r; L. Dobbins 1r; M. Golden 3b, 3 RBI.
The Scorchers put 10 runs on the board before the Angels lit the board with five runs.
Abby McHugh was the winning pitcher for the Scorchers in three innings of work. Hensley Collins closed.
Sarah Long took the loss for the Angels in two innings. Maria Stejskal worked three innings of relief.
Scorchers: C. Long 2b, 2r; H. Collins 3b, 1b, 1r, RBI; C. Maze HR, 2b, 1b, 2r, 6 RBI; A. Lampkin 1b, 1r; A. Paulsen 1r; A. McHugh 1b; S. Downey 1r, RBI; T. Lampkin 1b, 2r, RBI; H. Hogan 4 RBI; J. Barnette 1r; T. Willingham 2b, 2r.
Lil' Angels: A. Chappell 1b (2); M. Stephenson 1r; S. Long 1b, 1r, RBI; M. Stejskal 2b, 1r, RBI; A. Roden RBI; C. Higginbotham RBI; Brianna Smith 1r.
The Bravehearts moved into second place in the Angels league standings with a win over the Bee-Wares. The win came on the strength of a three-run rally in the top of the fourth inning. The Bees answered with two runs, but couldn't force extra innings.
Shelby Hoff struck out 14 in five innings while walking three and allowing three hits. Kelsey Starrs got the start for the Bees, but Michelle Curtis took the loss in four innings of relief.
Bravehearts: Breanna Dean 1b, 1r; S. Hoff 1r; C. Bennich, 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Bonnie Pike 1b (2), RBI; Kelsey Winton 1b (2), RBI; Taylor White 1b.
Bee-Ware: K. Starr 1b, 1r; M. Curtis HR, 1r, 2 RBI; H. Watts 1b.
The Babes doubled the plate output of the Impact as they shocked their opponents with a nine-run barrage in the top of the first inning. The Impact answered with two runs, but could muster only four more in the remaining three innings.
Michelle Smith was the winning pitcher in four innings. Laura Wauford worked one inning of relief. Britney Brothers took the loss for the Impact.
Bad News Babes: Lisa Wauford 2r; Malloree Teague 3b, 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; M. Smith HR, 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Laura Wauford 3b, 1r; L. Dobbins 1b, 1r, RBI; J. Harris 1r; M. Golden 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; Meaghan Gray 1r; Marlana Gunn HR, 1r, 4 RBI; Kaila Mullins 1r; Jessica Perkins 1r.
Sudden Impact: B. Brothers 1b (2), 2r; D. Henderson 1b, 1r; D. Snell 1b, 1r; C. McCurdy 3b, 1r, RBI; L. Grammer 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Bridgette Johnson 2b, 2 RBI; G. Cain RBI; C. Clark 3b.
Lil' Angels 11, 2-Intense 4:
The Lil' Angels recorded back-to-back five-run innings to collect their second win of the season.
Maria Stejskal , Sarah Long and Anna Chappell shared the pitching duties for the Angels. Brittney Kerr and Hannah South were the pitchers for 2-Intense.
Lil' Angels: A. Chappell 1b (3), 2r; M. Stephenson 2r; S. Long 1b (2), 2r; R. Jones 1r, RBI; M. Stejskal 3r, 2 RBI; A. Roden 1r, 2 RBI; C. Higginbotham 2 RBI; S. Hastings 1b, 4 RBI; Chandler Bradford 1b.
2-Intense: H. South 2b; E. Reburn 1b, 1r; C. Livingston 1r; C. Fagen 1r, RBI; B. Kerr 1b, 1r; Mary Emily Greenhill 3b, 2 RBI; Savannah Lacey 1b, RBI.
The Bees worked four innings of shutout ball while collecting their eighth win of the season against 2-Intense.
Kelsey Starr and Michelle Curtis worked a one-hitter for the Bee-Ware. Brittney Kerr and Hannah South were the pitchers for 2-Intense.
Bee-Ware: K. Starr RBI; M. Curtis 1r; R. Sittason 2r; H. Watts 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; K. Swaitkowski 1b, 1r, RBI; K. Bolton 1r, RBI; Whitney Byford 1r, RBI; C. Harraway 3b, 1r, 3 RBI.
2-Intense: April Hill 1b.
Sudden Impact took the Bravehearts to extra innings and finally pulled out the win with a lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Danielle Carden and Britney Brothers shared the pitching duties for the Impact. Shelby Hoff worked six innings for the Bravehearts, fanning 17 along the way. She gave up two hits. Taylor White got the loss in one inning of work.
Sudden Impact: D. Henderson 3b, 1r; D. Carden 1b; C. McCurdy RBI; L. Grammer 1b.
Bravehearts: Allison Russell 1b; T. White 1b.
The 2-Intense picked up their second win of the season and they came from behind with a six-run rally in the bottom of the third inning.
Brittney Kerr picked up the win in four innings. She struck out eight, walked 10 and gave up five hits.
Callie Miller and Tiffany Johnson shared the pitching duties for the Tigers.
2-Intense: H. South 2b; M.E. Greenhill 3b, 2r; C. Livingston 3b, 1b, 2r, RBI; C. Fagen 1r, RBI; E. Reburn 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; B. Riley 1b, 1r; A. Hill 3b, 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; S. Chaney 1b, RBI.
Tony's Tigers: C. Miller 1b, 2r; T. Johnson 1r; T. Bean 3b, 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; T. Clay 1b, RBI; B. Shelton RBI; Lindsey Wallace 1b; H. Blackwood 1r.
The Tigers sent the Babes some bad news when they handed them this shutout. Neither team put a run on the board until the Tigers lit the scoreboard with five in the bottom of the third. They added two in the forth.
Tiffany Johnson got the win for the Tigers in a complete game. She struck out 11 and walked three with only one hit. Laura and Lisa Wauford shared the pitching duties for the Babes.
Tony's Tigers: T. Johnson 3b, 2r, RBI: T. Bean RBI; T. Clay 3b, 1r, RBI; A. Compton 1b, 1r, RBI; M. Smithson 1b, 1r; C. Beard HR; Haley Blackwood 1r.
Bad News Babes: M. Golden 1b.
The Scorchers collected their 11 th victory of the season as they came up with the run necessary to end their contest with the Impact in regulation innings.
The run came in the bottom of the fourth and Scorchers' pitcher Hensley Collins delivered another scoreless inning to preserve the win. Collins tossed a one-hitter while fanning 15 opposing batters in five innings of work.
Danielle Carden and Britney Brothers worked two innings each for the Impact.
Scorchers: C. Maze HR; A. McHugh 1b, T. Lampkin 1b.
Sudden Impact: B. Brothers 2b.

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