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TC goes 2-2 in tourney

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By Larry Goffinet

HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Lauren Roberts pitched a five-hit shutout as Tell City beat Webster County 6-0 Saturday morning in its second pool game of Hancock County's girls softball tourney.

The Marksmen, who had beaten Owensboro Friday, lost their last two games, 10-2 to Hancock County and 9-8 in eight innings to Ohio County, to finish 2-2 in the tourney.

Roberts struck out four and walked two against Webster County.

Her teammates backed her with eight hits. Casi Hay hit a single and a double and Lauren Goffinet also had two hits.

Hancock County outhit the Marksmen 15-6, jumping to a 9-0 lead in the first four innings.

Amber Thomas went 3 for 3 to lead Tell City. She and Leslie Poole each hit a double in the seventh inning, when the Marksmen scored both their runs.

Josalyn Ress pitched a complete game for Tell City, walking none and striking out four.

Hay hit her second homer of the tourney against Ohio County. Her shot, over the left-field fence in the fifth inning, came with one runner on base and put the Marksmen up 5-1.

Ohio County scored two runs in each of the next three innings, though, to send the game into extra innings and scored three in the bottom of the eighth to win.

Tell City outhit Ohio County 9-8 but committed four errors. "Errors hurt us big time," said Tell City Coach Dusty Beard.

Goffinet went 2 for 2 plus three walks and drove in three runs that game. Thomas, Sidney Grass and Kyli Smithson each also had two hits.

Tell City lost a home game to Lanesville 2-1 Tuesday. The Marksmen committed only one error but Lanesville scored the go-ahead run on it in the sixth inning.

The Marksmen outhit Lanesville 7-5 but "we had one bad baserunning mistake and we just didn't get the timely hit," said Beard.

Goffinet went 2 for 3 plus a walk to lead Tell City hitters.

Ress pitched another complete game, striking out nine and walking none.

Tell City, 5-4, will host Gibson Southern for a Pocket Athletic Conference game today at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday's Linescores

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Tell City 000 500 1 - 6 8 3

Webster County 000 000 0 - 0 5 2

Roberts and Smithson; Smith and McCullough. W-Roberts (1-0). L-Smith.

2B-Hay, TC.

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Hancock County 132 300 1 - 10 15 0

Tell City 000 000 0 - 2 6 0

Wroe and Perry; Ress and Smithson. W-Wroe. L-Ress (4-2).

2B-Morgan, HC; Windsor, HC; Thomas, TC; Poole, TC.

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Tell City 100 041 02 - 8 9 4

Ohio County 000 022 23 - 9 8 3

Ress and Smithson; Stewart and Davis. W-Stewart. L-Ress (4-3).

HR-Hay, TC; Albin, OC.

Tuesday's Linescore

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Lanesville 100 001 0 - 2 5 0

Tell City 010 000 0 - 1 7 1

Schoen and Fonda; Ress and Smithson. W-Schoen. L-Ress (4-4).