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Ress leads Tell City past Paoli in 8 innings

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By Larry Goffinet

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.

Linescore

    r    h    e

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).