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Cash Waggner tops Hair Razors to win age-13-16 playoff tourney

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By The Staff

TELL CITY—Cash Waggner & Associates scored five runs in the fourth inning and beat Hair Razors 9-1 to win Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.

Whitney Brown started Cash Waggner’s big inning by being hit by a pitch.

Jacki Malone and Derian Scales then reached base on errors, and Taylor Benningfield drove in two runs with a single to left field. A third run scored on a throwing error on the play.

Taylor Lawalin singled to score Benningfield. Lawalin advanced to second base on a wild pitch and scored as Brittany Brumfield reached base on an error.

Cash Waggner outhit Hair Razors 6-2 for the game and also reached base on errors seven times by putting the ball in play consistently, striking out only three times.

Lawalin hit a single and a double to lead Cash Waggner. Benningfield also had two hits and Brianna Brickey and Brittany Brumfield each added one.

Benningfield and Brickey each drove in two runs.

Allicyn Garrett and Kyra Maddle each had one single for Hair Razors, with Maddle driving in the team’s only run in the third inning.

Kristi Brumfield and Benningfield combined to pitch the two-hitter for Cash Waggner. Brumfield struck out four and walked one in four innings and Benningfield struck out one as she pitched a 1-2-3 inning.

Hair Razors won the league’s regular-season title with an 8-0 record. Cash Waggner was second at 6-2.

Cash Waggner had a rash of injuries and sickness during the season but had everyone healthy for the playoff tourney.

“Getting Devin Marchand back for the playoffs was crucial because she’s one of the best catchers in the league,” said Cash Waggner Coach Larry Goffinet.

There was a three-way tie for the league’s Crystal Slunder Mental Attitude award, given to a 16-year-old player each year. League coaches vote for the winner.

Kristi Brumfield, Hana Reed of Troy Clinic, and Toni Braun of Braun Plumbing & Heating shared the award.