Massac County's softball team made the trip down I-24 to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to do battle with Meade County and the host school Christian County Saturday and came away with one win and one loss.
The Lady Pats handled Meade County easily enough, putting up a 9-0 whitewash.
Cali McCraw handled the pitching duties in the shutout and allowed just four hits while fanning an equal number. Again her control was sharp as she allowed just two walks.
Offensive firepower came from all over as the ladies pounded out 13 hits, including six extra base hits. Karsyn Fritch connected for a home run and drove in three runs. Macy Pierce and Kara Womack both collected three hits with Womack's hits driving in three runs. Claire Bremer went 2 for 4 as the girls exploded for six runs in the second inning and three more in the sixth frame.
The Lady Colonels from Christian County proved a little more troublesome. The Colonels are a perennial threat in their district and after their 8-1 win over Massac own an 11-2 record and a top ten state ranking.
The duo of Riley Hancock and Gracie Harned shut down Massac's offense while the Colonels pushed across a pair of runs in the first inning, added two more in the fourth and put the dagger in with a four run sixth inning, highlighted by a three run bomb by Tyler Shemwell.
Three Shemwell girls populated the Christian County lineup and accounted for five of the Colonels' 10 hits with Tyler and Reni Shemwell each hitting homers.
For Massac, the hits were there, just not timely enough. Macy Pierce and Claire Bremer continued their hot streaks with two hits each and Maddie Jenkins got in on the action with a pair of her own. Bremer drove in Jenkins for Massac's only run. Emma Austin relieved McCraw in the sixth inning after McCraw threw the front five and inherited a 4-1 deficit.
It didn't get any better as the Colonels scored four times in the bottom of the sixth for the 8-1 final.