Lady Patriots knock off defending state champs, remain unbeaten
by Galen Shelton
May 08, 2013 | 1167 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jordyn Smith connects for a line drive home run against Calloway County.
Jordyn Smith connects for a line drive home run against Calloway County.
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Teammates wait on Smith to cross home plate after the long ball.
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
Teammates wait on Smith to cross home plate after the long ball. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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And the wind up
Massac County Lady Patriots Junior Varsity pitcher Sidney Boyd uncorks to home as third baseman McKenzie Cowgill looks on. The team played Calloway County on Monday, winning 2-1.

— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
And the wind up Massac County Lady Patriots Junior Varsity pitcher Sidney Boyd uncorks to home as third baseman McKenzie Cowgill looks on. The team played Calloway County on Monday, winning 2-1. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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An ESPN “Instant Classic,” last Thursday night’s match-up of Massac County and Nashville at SIU’s Charlotte West Stadium pitted two of the state’s very best softball teams and the game lived up to expectations.

With 52 wins between them and four losses — all Nashville’s — the game was expected to be a dandy and it was. Featuring strategy, dominant pitching, defense and timely hitting, Massac County was able to push across three runs, winning 3-0, and Lady Patriot ace pitcher Kaylee Childers made the runs stand up.

Locked in a scoreless tie in the fifth inning, Jordyn Smith got things rolling for Massac with a double — her gazillionth of the year — and advanced to third on Jessi Stunson’s single.

Brittany McFall then put down a bunt and on a safety squeeze play. Smith went headfirst into home ahead of the tag and Massac had all the runs they would ultimately need.

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