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Midway wins, Harriman loses in 3-A action

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By Brownie Rose

Following a one day rain delay, the District 3-A softball tournament got under way Tuesday at Tellico Plains.

The Midway Lady Green Waves played the first game of the session and picked up a 2-0 win over the host Lady Bears.

The second Roane County team remaining in the tourney, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils weren't quite as lucky, falling 5-2 to Grace Christian in the nightcap.

Both games were tight and well played by all four teams. Midway got the win with only four hits and giving up only one hit to Tellico Plains. Midway had no errors while the Lady Bears committed only one.

Harriman lost the game their game, but out hit the Lady Rams 7-6. Harriman had two errors while Grace committed only one error.

The results from Tuesday would put the Lady Waves playing Grace Wednesday in the winner’s bracket game while Harriman and Tellico Plains would play the elimination loser’s bracket game.

Midway 

vs. Tellico Plains

Midway freshman pitcher Raygn Hall gave up only one hit, one walk, and one hit batter while pitching the shutout. Hall had seven strikeouts in the win.

Midway didn't pick up their first hit till the fourth inning and it would lead to the first run. Kallie Sohm led off the inning with a single then Alex Richardson hammered a double to the outfield fence that would score Sohm with the only run they would need.

Richardson was also involved the second Midway run, She was hit by a pitch to begin the sixth. A passed ball moved her to second then Christina Stansbury doubled to drive in Richardson with the insurance run. 

Midway’s only other base runners were a walk to Halie Wiley to start the game. Wiley also had a single in the fifth. Hall was hit by a pitch in the second.

Harriman 

vs. Grace Christian

Grace raced out to a 5-0 lead before Harriman fought back scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Grace scored three in the first and had single runs in the third and fourth.

Harriman pitcher Haley Goldston settled down after the early Grace rally and limited them to just six hits with no walks, Goldston had seven strikeouts. 

Harriman had two errors, both came in the fourth inning allowing one Grace run to score. 

Down 5-0 in the fifth, Harriman began to rally when Kaitlyn Abston singled to start the inning. Laci Sells reached on an error, but Abston would be caught between bases for out two. Jadah Gallaher singled to drive in Sells with the first Harriman run.

 The Lady Devils scored again in the sixth to cut the lead to 5-2. Abigail Higgins and Ivory Peddicord singled to begin the inning. Abston later drove in the run with a single.