Massac Lady Patriots are ‘takin’ care of business’
by Galen Shelton
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Massac County’s Lady Patriots proudly display their regional championship plaque Saturday at Vienna. The girls are still unbeaten and are now competing in sectionals at DuQuoin. Pictured are, from left, front row, Josie Garduno, Kaylee Childers, Jessie Lamb, Jessi Stunson, Mallory McGinnis, Gracyn McBride, Mackenzie Cowgill, Krista Garduno; back row, Coach Pat Clark, Lakkin Jones, Jordyn Smith, Jessie Douglas, Courtney Copley, Kelsey Corzine, Brittany McFall, Sydney Boyd, Assistant Coach Carey Burton and Ron George. 
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
Massac County’s Lady Patriots proudly display their regional championship plaque Saturday at Vienna. The girls are still unbeaten and are now competing in sectionals at DuQuoin. Pictured are, from left, front row, Josie Garduno, Kaylee Childers, Jessie Lamb, Jessi Stunson, Mallory McGinnis, Gracyn McBride, Mackenzie Cowgill, Krista Garduno; back row, Coach Pat Clark, Lakkin Jones, Jordyn Smith, Jessie Douglas, Courtney Copley, Kelsey Corzine, Brittany McFall, Sydney Boyd, Assistant Coach Carey Burton and Ron George. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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Patriot right fielder Lakken Jones, left, and center fielder Jessie Lamb converge on a fly ball Saturday against Carterville. Jones had no trouble with the catch, but Lamb was there just in case. 
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
Patriot right fielder Lakken Jones, left, and center fielder Jessie Lamb converge on a fly ball Saturday against Carterville. Jones had no trouble with the catch, but Lamb was there just in case. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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Way, way back in 1973, Randy Bachman penned a song about a “white collar worker” — a techie in a recording studio — that was later revamped to become a song about just about anyone who worked for a living.

The Canadian group Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) went on to have a fair amount of success with the song, and it eventually reached an almost iconic status with that title hook and some catchy guitar chording. That phrase, “takin’ care of business” is now a part of our lexicon.

Well, two games into the IHSA state softball series, Massac County’s Lady Patriots have pretty well BTO’ed their competition.

After a 10-0 whitewashing of Vienna, the ladies captured their second straight regional championship Saturday morning with an even more impressive 7-0 shutout of a tough Carterville team.

The left arm of Kaylee Childers, an impressive defense and a one through nine lineup that just plain hits, have made short work of things so far.

The 10-0 five-inning win over Vienna was “business as usual” for the ladies as Childers limited the Lady Eagles to one hit over five innings while striking out five and walking one.

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