Worth County High School, a member of the Grand River Conference West, is located in Grant City, MO

Worth County clips Princeton in GRC ‘cross-over’ battle

The Worth County Lady Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit with two runs in the fourth, and two more runs in the fifth innings, and held on for a 4-3 win on the softball diamond in Grant City on Tuesday night.

Haley Hunt got the victory for Worth County, scattering eight Princeton hits, including two from Lacie Lewis.  Lewis had a double for Princeton, adding an RBI.  Lindsay Batson and Jasmine Lewis also had RBI’s for Princeton, who built a 3-0 lead with a first-inning run, and two more tallies in the visitors 4th.

Worth County only had three hits in the game against Princeton starting pitcher Payton Goodin, but the PHS defense struggled, allowing five errors on the night.

In the official Grand River Conference’s “crossover games” on Thursday evening at 5:30, Princeton will host the Pattonsburg Lady Panthers, while Worth County travels to Maysville to play the Lady Wolverines.

In the KCI Conference on Tuesday night, Hamilton took a 5-1 win at Mid-Buchanan, behind the four-hit pitching of Julia Kanoy.  Gillian Gibler had two hits and an RBI for the Lady Hornets, while Ali Trosper and Lexi Potts each had two RBI’s.

Lathrop continues to set the pace in KCI play, riding the dominating pitching of junior fire-baller Brooke Huitt.  At East Buchanan on Tuesday night, Huitt shutout the Lady Bulldogs in a two-hitter, with the Mules winning 3-0.  Plattsburg continued its fine season with an 11-4 win at North Platte.

North Harrison, in HDC play, clinched the conference title with a 15-0 whitewash of Mercer.  Payton Craig fired a three-inning perfect game, striking out eight Lady Cardinals.

Gallatin took a 5-4 victory over Albany in a GRC ‘cross-over’ game.  On Thursday night, Gallatin will host Braymer, while Albany makes the short trek east on Highway 136 to South Harrison.  Maysville knocked off the GRC West champion Stanberry Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday night, 3-1.  Stanberry will travel to Trenton to play the Lady Bulldogs in the Grand River Conference championship game on Thursday night (5:30 PM / KGOZ FM 101.7).

Cameron moved its record to .500 with a 4-3 win at St. Joseph’s Hyde Park against the Benton Lady Cardinals.  Cameron will play at Trenton High School against the Class 2 power Lady Bulldogs tonight (Wednesday night) at 5 o’clock.

Chillicothe continues to make positive noise in the Midland Empire Conference, with the Lady Hornets making Smithville their latest victim, winning 9-5 on Tuesday night.  The Lady Hornets scored five runs in the 1st inning to give starting pitcher Jylian Davis plenty of breathing room.  Davis pitched 4 2/3 innings, alllowing five runs (two earned) to get the victory, while Molly Jones slammed the door on Smithville with 2 1/3 scoreless innings out of the Hornet bullpen to close out the game.  Harlie Jones, McKenna Poling, and Davis all had two hits to pace the Hornet offense.  The game was sloppily played however, with the MEC rivals combining for nine errors (five by Smithville and four by Chillicothe).

Other softball scores from Tuesday, September 19, 2017 were:

Lawson 12, West Platte 1

Atlanta 21, Higbee 8

Bevier 11, Meadville 3

Brashear 7, Bucklin/Macon County 5

LaPlata 14, Novinger 1

Kirksville 5, Fulton 3

Marceline 16, Harrisburg 0 (6 innings)