Hair Razors rallies to win 13-16 tourney

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY - Hair Razors rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Sports Acceleration 8-7 to win Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball league playoff tourney Monday.

Payton Reed singled home the tying runs.

McKenzie Hayes' fielder's choice grounder to the right side then drove in the winning run from third base.

Catelyn Zuelly hit two doubles in the game for Hair Razors.

Jaci Garrett added a double and a single, Cortni Strobel had two singles, and Hayes hit a double.

Kyli Smithson, Hayley Page, Lauren Roberts and pool player Kristi Brumfield each hit a double for Sports Acceleration, which built leads of 4-1 and 7-2.

Hair Razors reached the championship game of the seven-team, single-elimination tourney earlier in the evening by shutting out R&A Sports 8-0 as Hayes and Strobel combined to pitch a two-hitter.

Hayes struck out eight, walked one, and gave up two hits in four innings.

"McKenzie pitched really well," said Hair Razors Coach Brian Garrett.

Strobel struck out two in a 1-2-3 fifth inning.

Jaci Garrett had a triple and a double for Hair Razors.

Hayes and Megan Austin each added two hits and Reed hit a double. Courtney Cain hit a double for R&A.

Sports Acceleration reached the championship game by rallying for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Swiss Plywood 7-6 in Monday's second semifinal game.

Felicia Kellems hit a double in that inning and Whittney Huff drove in the winning run with a single to center.

Kellems had two doubles for the game. Smithson and Page each added two singles.

Stephanie Posey went 3 for 3 with a triple to lead Swiss Plywood's offense.

Josalyn Ress added a double and a single and Casey Trubac hit a double.

Ress struck out eight and walked none in four innings.

She finished the season with a league-record 129 strike-outs and only four walks and one earned run allowed in 54 innings pitched.

Hair Razors also won the league's regular-season title with an 11-0 record and finished 13-0 overall.

Sports Acceleration was second in the regular season with a 9-2 record.

Kyli Smithson of Sports Acceleration won the Crystal Slunder Mental Attitude Award voted on by league coaches and presented annually to a 16-year-old.