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TELL CITY—Legacy Financial pounded out 18 hits in five innings to beat Cash Waggner & Associates 20-8 in a battle for first place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.
The two teams were each 6-3 going into the game. But Legacy took control with a seven-run second inning on six hits, including a triple by Leah Hellums and a double by Maddie Briem.
Savannah Alvey went 4 for 5 with a double to lead Legacy’s hitters.
Tori Peter added three hits and Hellums and Briem each had two. Hellums drove in three runs.
Cash Waggner had only four hits, including doubles by Shannon Bryant, Brittany Brumfield and pool player Skylar Parker. Those three each drove in two runs.
The two teams will face each other again tonight at 8. Cash Waggner also has to play Ohio Valley Gas, which is only a half game behind Cash Waggner for second place.
The tie at the top going into Thursday’s game was forged Wednesday when Cash Waggner beat Goffinet Homes 16-1 and Legacy split two games.
Natalie Sanders, Monica Bartley and Brumfield each hit a double in Cash Waggner’s win over Goffinet Homes.
Bryant added a single and two walks and drove in three runs.
Bryant pitched a three-inning one-hitter for the win. She struck out three and walked two.
Andi Rogier had Goffinet Homes’ only hit.
Ohio Valley Gas beat Legacy 10-7 in Wednesday’s first game as Mary Steen pitched a strong game for the win.
Legacy came back with a 20-6 win over Goffinet Homes later that night as Hellums hit a double and a single. Tori Peter and Briem each added a double.
Halee Lamb had two hits for Goffinet Homes.