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By David Sharp
North Shelby improved to 5-2 on the season with a 2-0 win over Brashear in the September 11, 2021 Milan Tournament third place game. Alexa Borgmeyer pitched the seven inning distance, striking out 15 batters on six hits. One North Shelby run was earned.
The Lady Raiders had several chances to score. North Shelby put their leadoff batter on base in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Addy Uhlmeyer walked leading off the North Shelby sixth inning.
Whitney Snow drilled a triple over the center fielder’s outstretched glove, scoring Uhlmeyer with the game’s first run. North Shelby left the bases loaded in the fourth inning.
Chelsea Robbins led off with a hit then stole second base. Natalie Thrasher singled. Alexa Borgmeyer struck out the next two batters. Haley McNamar fielded a ground ball at third base, throwing out a runner to end the inning scoreless.
Alexa Borgmeyer and Aubrey Borgmeyer had the lone hits off North Shelby starter Natalie Thrasher in four innings of work. Thrasher struck out two batters with no walks.
Whitney Snow pitched the final three innings. Snow struck out seven batters with one walk on two hits. Whitney Snow was the winning pitcher.
Alexa Borgmeyer greeted Snow with a base hit leading off the Brashear fifth inning. A sacrifice bunt moved Borgmeyer into scoring position. Whitney Snow fanned two batters to end the inning with no runs scored.
Lacey Fisher reached base on an error with two out in the sixth inning. A fly ball back to the circle ended the inning scoreless.
Caroline Linberger walked with one out in the Raider seventh inning. Linberger scored on a two out hit for a 2-0 North Shelby lead.
Brashear mounted a seventh inning rally. Sierra Snyder doubled leading off the Tiger seventh. Paige Stutsman drew a one out walk. Whitney Snow wound up striking out the side to preserve the win.
North Shelby scored two runs on five hits. Five different Lady Raiders had a hit each.
Brashear (3-4) was blanked on four hits. Alexa Borgmeyer was 2-3 for the Lady Tigers.