Tell City 8-year-olds 2nd at Pine Ridge

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By Larry Goffinet

BIRDSEYE - Katie Goffinet hit .941 to lead Tell City's age-8 girls softball all-stars to second place in Pine Ridge's tourney last weekend.

Tell City opened the six-team tourney with two pool games, beating Ireland 13-0 but losing to North Spencer 10-9.

Goffinet, Kaydi Braunecker, Natalie Sanders and Brianna Bryant each went 3 for 3 against Ireland.

Goffinet and Savannah Alvey each went 3 for 3 against North Spencer.

In the single-elimination bracket Tell City beat Springs Valley 30-16 and Huntingburg TNT 22-21 before losing to Pine Ridge 16-15 in the championship game.

Tell City had 31 hits in 41 at-bats against Springs Valley, with seven of the team's 12 players each getting three hits.

Katelyn Hughes had a double and inside-the-park homer among her three hits.

Hughes was 3 for 3 with another inside-the-park homer and double against Huntingburg TNT.

Goffinet, Alvey, Emily Hagedorn and Bryant each also went 3 for 3 that game, and Peyton Litherland hit two triples.

Goffinet and Rachel Malone each went 4 for 4 against Pine Ridge and Hagedorn went 3 for 3.

Tell City hit .652 for the tourney, with eight girls batting over .600.