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By LARRY GOFFINET
TELL CITY—Hallie Richardson threw a no-hitter as Pike Central beat Tell City 11-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
Richardson struck out five and walked four as the Marksmen were shut out for the 12th time this season.
“She’s good, but we make everybody look good,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
Tell City trailed only 2-0 going into the sixth inning, but the Chargers exploded for nine runs that inning as Tell City went through three pitchers.
“I thought (Tell City starter) Bailey Sandage threw a nice game (three walks and two strikeouts),” said Hayes. “But after throwing seven innings last night and throwing five-plus tonight, I definitely think she was getting tired.”
In the bottom of the sixth, Tell City loaded the bases with one out on two walks and a hit batsman.
But a fielder’s choice to the shortstop and a strikeout ended that threat.
The Marksmen had a runner on second base with no outs in the third inning via a walk and a passed ball.
But two strikeouts and a grounder to the pitcher ended that inning.
“We definitely had chances,” said Hayes. “At times this year they’ve been ranked in Class 3A and we’re right there with them for 51⁄3 innings.”
The Marksmen finished 1-7 in the PAC, tying for eighth in the nine-team conference.
Tell City, 2-18 overall, will play Mater Dei in the Forest Park sectional tonight at 6.
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Pike Central 001 019 - 11 11 0
Tell City 000 000 - 0 0 1
Richardson and Morton; Sandage, Hayes (6), Bryant (6) and Wheatley. W-Richardson. L-Sandage (0-4).
2B-Richardson, PiC; Crow, PiC. 3B-Morton, PiC; Wham, PiC.