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DUBOIS—Tiffany Summers threw a one-hitter as Tecumseh beat Cannelton 23-0 in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Monday.
Summers struck out 12 and walked one for the Braves, who are ranked fourth in the state.
“She’s a good pitcher—she throws the ball extremely well,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.
Garrett said he did not blame the Braves for pitching her the entire game. “I’d have done the same thing. You do not want her getting stale, especially this time of year.”
Summers hit one batter, Mikah Hemmings, on the elbow in the first inning. But the umpire did not see it and did not award her first base. Hemmings, in obvious pain, stayed in the game and ended up striking out in that at-bat.
That call “didn’t change the game, but it was kind of frustrating,” said Garrett.
Makala Kellems singled with two out in the fourth inning for Cannelton’s only hit.
Mollie Ingle walked in the first inning after Hemmings should have been on base.
Ingle advanced to second on a passed ball. But the next two batters struck out to end the inning.
Those were the only Cannelton batters to reach base, as Tecumseh committed no errors.
Cannelton committed five errors in four innings. Tecumseh had nine hits and drew 15 walks.
Ingle pitched the first inning for Cannelton, giving up 14 runs on four hits and 10 walks.
Hemmings pitched the next three innings, giving up nine runs on nine hits and five walks.
Cannelton finished the season 0-7. Tecumseh advanced to the championship game with a 17-7 record.
Garrett announced his resignation as Cannelton’s softball coach Tuesday.
“I don’t have time to do it with everything I’ve got going on,” he said.
He will remain boys basketball coach and athletic director and is also an assistant to the principal at the school.
He compiled a 7-82 record in eight years as the softball coach.
He said the opening will be posted and there may be some current Cannelton teachers interested in the position.