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14s Place Second at Thanksgiving Classic in Pekin

posted Mar 6, 2014, 2:16 PM by Shelli Nolte   [ updated Aug 6, 2014, 2:42 PM ]

Premier Fastpitch 14U fourth-inning burst enough to top QC Shockers, 13-4

Premier Fastpitch 14U beat QC Shockers 13-4 in four innings on Saturday at Thanksgiving Classic, Pekin, IL after an eight-run explosion in the fourth inning.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the third, with seven lead changes.

Premier Fastpitch 14U pulled out the win thanks to a strong third inning. A groundout by Makenzie Ruppert scored Makayla Reedy and gave Premier Fastpitch 14U the lead for good.

Premier Fastpitch 14U was led by Kadelyn Daily's hitting. Kadelyn went 2-2, drove in one and scored two runs. She singled in the second and fourth innings.

Kadelyn recorded the win for Premier Fastpitch 14U. She allowed four runs over three innings. She struck out one, walked three and surrendered six hits.

Nine was charged with the loss. She allowed 13 runs in three innings, walked five and struck out one.

It didn't take long for Premier Fastpitch 14U to answer as it scored one run of its own in the first. Premier Fastpitch 14U scored on a wild pitch.

Premier Fastpitch 14U quickly matched QC Shockers' strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the second. Premier Fastpitch 14U scored on an error and a two-run single by Lindsay Beasley.

Premier Fastpitch 14U makes the most of 5 hits in 7-4 victory over CI Force

Premier Fastpitch 14U and CI Force both threatened with rallies, but it was Premier Fastpitch 14U that eventually took advantage of them in a 7-4 win at Thanksgiving Classic, Pekin, IL.

CI Force had nine hits compared with Premier Fastpitch 14U's five, but CI Force stranded eight runners on base.

Harley Mason got on base four times in the game for Premier Fastpitch 14U.

Mariah Clark recorded the win for Premier Fastpitch 14U. She allowed four runs over six innings. Mariah struck out six, walked three and gave up nine hits.

#32 couldn't get it done on the rubber for CI Force, taking a loss. She allowed seven runs in six innings, walked 10 and struck out four.

The bottom of the first saw CI Force take an early lead, 2-0. #12 doubled to ignite CI Force's offense. A single by #34 then moved #12 from second to third. CI Force added more runs when scored on an error.

Premier Fastpitch 14U went up for good in the second, scoring four runs on a groundout by Makayla Reedy and a three-run triple by Lindsay Beasley.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fourth, CI Force faced just a 4-3 deficit. A solo home run by #5 fueled CI Force's comeback. #21 struck out to end the CI Force threat.

One CI Force run crossed the plate in the bottom half of the sixth, making the score 7-4. An RBI single by #5 set off CI Force rally. Finally, Mariah got #00 to strike out to end the game. 

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