Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Taylor High School
Clinton Central High School
After coming off a 15 inning win on Saturday the Lady Titans had no problem battling Clinton Central to a 9 inning 5-4 win. Bulldogs put 3 runs on the board in the 1st inning. But freshman leading home run hitter Shaelah Eliason hit her 8th home run of the season to get the Lady Titans started in the top of the 3rd inning. Bulldogs answered with one more run in the 4th inning to take a 4-1 lead, but the Lady Titans would not go away they kept pressure on the Bulldogs every inning. The Lady Titans were able to plate another run in the 5th inning Lanee Butzin hit a single with 2 outs, Butzin stole 2nd on a drop pitch from the Bulldogs catcher. Ashley Fritsch then hit a hard single to right center scoring Butzin to make it 4-2 game. The Lady Titans then put 2 more runs on the board in the top half of the 6th. Lydia Owens came up with a big lead off single followed by Kayla Salinas RBI triple. With Salinas at 3rd being the tying run Shaelah Eliason came to the plate and belted a single up the middle to score Salinas to tie up the ballgame. The Lady Titans then played outstanding defense in the next three innings. Lydia Owens had 2 saving catches at 1st base to help the Titans. The Titans then put a runner on in the top half of the 9th inning with 1 out Emma Williams hit a double to right center giving the Lady Titans a runner in scoring position. Lanee Butzin came to the plate and was able to score Williams on a drop 3rd strike and a over throw to 1st. Eliason then shut down the Bulldogs first 2 batters striking them out and then getting a ground ball out back to her to give the Lady Titans a 5-4 win.
Shaelah Eliason 9 innings, 10 hits, 2 BB, 13 K’s, 4 Runs, 2 Earned
Shaelah Eliason 3-4, 1-3B, 1-Home Run (8th on the season)
Emms Williams 2-4, 1-2B
Lydia Owens 2-4
Kayla Salinas 2-4, 1-3B
Lady Titans 13-9 on the season and host Eastbrook tomorrow.