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TELL CITY—Megan Thomas singled home the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Kids with Claise edged Celebrations 9-8 to win Tell City’s age-10-12 girls softball playoff tourney Tuesday.
Kids with Claise thus finished the season undefeated, winning the regular-season title with an 11-0 record and going 2-0 in the single-elimination playoff tourney.
Celebrations, the regular-season runner-up with a 7-4 record, gave Kids with Claise everything they could handle in Tuesday’s game, though.
Celebrations tied the game 7-7 with two runs in the fourth inning on three walks, an infield single by Grace James, a passed ball and a wild pitch.
Celebrations took an 8-7 lead in the top of the fifth with a run on two walks, a passed ball and a wild pitch.
Kids with Claise tied the score in the bottom of that inning. Miranda Claise walked, stole second and third bases, and scored on a passed ball.
That set the stage for the dramatic finish in the bottom of the sixth.
Latisha James led off with a walk. One out later she advanced to second on an error and then scored on Thomas’ single to left.
Thomas went 3 for 4 to lead Kids with Claise’s six-hit attack. She drove in three runs.
Morgan Richardson added a two-run inside-the-park home run.
Kyra Maddle hit a double to lead Celebrations’ four-hit attack.
Kids with Claise beat Goffinet Homes 7-5 earlier in the evening.
Celebrations nipped Papa John’s 12-11 on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth in Tuesday’s other semifinal game.