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The Clark County Lady Indians shocked perennial powerhouse Palmyra on their home field on Tuesday, September 15. Clark County had 14 hits in the 10-3 win over the Lady Panthers.
Alexis Ellison took a lead-off walk to start the game for Clark County, then stole second and third. Ally Fox singled, giving the Lady Indians a 1-0 lead.
In the second inning, the Lady Indians added to their lead. After Darian Harper struck out, and Gloria Shannon was out on a fly ball to right field, Ashtyn Ebeling singled. Gena Edmondson walked. Ebeling and Edmondson stole third and second, Ebeling scored on a single by Olivia Miller, and Edmondson would score on a single by Elllison.
In the third inning, Harper would double, but be left stranded on base.
Palmyra scored their first run of the contest in the fourth inning, and Clark County led 3-1 after four innings.
Ellison walked to start the fifth, and Fox singled. Kiara Brunk hit a grounder, and reached first base on an error. Ellison and Fox scored. Elly Hamner struck out, and Harper singled to center, scoring Brunk. Shannon struck out. Ebeling hit a grounder, and reached first on an error. Harper advanced to second on the play. Edmondson singled to advance load the bases. Miller was hit by a pitch, scoring Harper. The Lady Indians led 7-1 after the top of the fifth inning.
Three Lady Indian errors allowed two Lady Panther runs in the bottom of the fifth, but Clark Count held a 7-3 led.
In the sixth inning, Fox grounded out to start. Brunk and Hamner singled, followed by a Harper single to load the bases. Shannon was out on a fly ball to center, and Brunk tagged up and scored. Hamner scored on a single by Ebeling, and Clark County took a 9-3 lead.
Palmyra went down in order in the bottom of the sixth.
The Lady Indians added an extra run in the seventh. Miller grounded out, and Ellison was hit by a pitch. Hope Ross took her place as a courtesy runner. Fox bunted a single. Ross was picked off at second. Fox stole second, and took third on an error. Brunk walked. Fox would add Clark County’s final run, going home on an error.
Ellison pitched all seven innings for Clark County, allowing five hits and three runs. She struck out eight Lady Panther batters. Fox, Harper and Ebeling each had three hits for Clark County.