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PAOLI—Josalyn Ress struck out 18 and drove in two runs as Tell City beat Paoli 3-1 in eight innings in girls softball Saturday.
Ress’ strikeout total is a single-game school record. She walked none and gave up two hits.
She shut out the Rams for seven innings in a row after giving up an unearned run on a hit by pitch and three passed balls in the first inning.
Still Tell City trailed 1-0 going into the sixth inning.
Ress singled home the tying run that inning after Hana Reed singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
The score remained tied until Ress hit a solo homer over the center-field fence in the top of the eighth inning to put the Marksmen up 2-1.
They added an insurance run later that inning on a walk to Miranda Zuelly and a single by Sydney Grass.
Tell City outhit Paoli 7-2 for the game. Ress went 3 for 4 and Zuelly and Cortni Strobel each added a double.
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Tell City 000 001 02 - 3 7 2
Paoli 100 000 00 - 1 2 1
Tell City’s battery: Ress and Strobel. W-Ress (2-2).
2B-Ress, TC, Zuelly, TC; Strobel, TC. HR-Ress, TC (No. 2).