Vivian Hayes success lifts Tecumseh above North Rock Creek – Shawnee News-Star

By Brian Johnson
Sports Editor bjohnson@news-star.com

TECUMSEH — After struggling at home plate most of the day, Tecumseh’s Vivian Hayes picked a good time to deliver and it came at the critical moment.

Vivian Hayes hit a base hit in the bottom of the sixth inning as co-host Lady Savages outlasted North Rock Creek 6-5 Thursday night on day one of the Dale/Tecumseh tournament.

“She had a really good stick the second time around. She hit him hard, but straight at someone. She could see the ball very well,” Tecumseh head coach Chad Trahan said. “We trust her and I’m proud of her.”

Due to a time limit of one hour and 20 minutes for each game in the tournament, the international tiebreaker rule was used, beginning in the sixth inning, with a runner placed on second base to start each half sleeve.

The Lady Savages survived defensively in the first half of the sixth. Raynee Bass started at second base and was moved to third on Caty Baack’s sacrificial bunt. Molly Campbell then hit a yank to second base and Katie Overstreet opted to make the play and succeeded by throwing the ball to receiver Jessi Hull, who applied the tag for second out of frame.

Tecumseh pitcher Serenity Jacoway, who was still battling a left leg injury, then earned a strikeout to end the top half of the sixth.

“Serenity missed a few of her spots, but she had some great throws in the last inning to keep them from scoring,” Trahan said.

Then to start the bottom of the sixth, Sami Schweighart ranked second. She was moved to third on a sacrificial bunt from Zariyah Masquas. With two outs, Vivian Hayes landed her heroic shot to left center on a 2-1 count to end the contest.

North Rock Creek held a 9-8 advantage in total hits as Haley Hacker led the way with a 3-on-3 effort with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored.

Hacker also suffered pitcher defeat as only three of Tecumseh’s runs were earned. Hacker also struck out four and gave up two intentional walks.

Sarah Campbell and Molly Campbell joined Hacker with multiple hits, who each went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Molly Campbell had a triple RBI in the fourth inning.

For the Lady Savages, Hull went 3-for-3 with a two-run double in the fifth inning. Teammate Cadence Oliver finished 2-3, including just one curry. Overstreet also hit a two-run single in the fourth inning.

The Lady Cougars made three errors in the game unlike Tecumseh’s.

Tecumseh 5, Harrah 0 Steeli Mitchell had a three-hit shutout while Oliver, Masquas and Bristin Hayes each had two hits in the Lady Savages shutout victory.

Mitchell gave up no walks and recorded a pair of strikeouts while pitching all seven innings. She retired the team in the second, third, fourth and seventh innings.

Oliver went 2 for 3 with a single to right center in the first inning. Masquas was also 2 for 3 and scored a run and Bristin Hayes was 2 for 4 with a pair of runs scored.

Tecumseh had three of his runs in the first inning against Jacoway’s two-run single down the middle, scoring Bristin Hayes who started with a left-hand single, and Vivian Hayes, who reached first on the pick. a defender.

The Lady Savages’ other two runs came in the second using two errors. Masquas, who started with a single to center, then scored an error and Hayes, who reached a curry single, finally scored Vivian Hayes’ sacrificial volley to right field.

Harrah made three errors in the contest in contrast to Tecumseh’s flawless defense on the court.

That error-free effort also featured outstanding defensive play from second baseman Overstreet, who made a diving save from a sharp grounder and fired the ball to first base for the first out from the bottom of the sixth inning.

North Rock Creek 4, Minco 2 A double from Baack RBI and a sacrifice fly from Molly Campbell – both in the top of the sixth inning – gave the Lady Cougars the two-run decision.

Katie Larson hit two doubles, scored once and tied on walks in a 2-on-2 performance.

Sarah Campbell, who was 1 for 3, drove in a run with a first inning single.

The NRC scored two in the first inning against Hannah Earlywine’s RBI and Sarah Campbell’s single from the right side of the infield.

Minco tied Saber Henderson’s sacrifice fly to left field in the fourth inning and Hannah Fitzgerald’s single to shortstop in the fifth inning to tie it at 2-all.

The Lady Cougars took the lead in the sixth when Raynee Bass walked first and scored on Baack’s double to the left, scoring Bass. Baack found himself at third base on the home pitch, clearing the way for Molly Campbell’s sacrificial volley at center.

Haley Hacker earned the pitching victory, allowing seven hits and an intentional walk. She also withdrew five.

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