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April 6, 2008

No. 2 PH softball takes Horseshoe Classic

PENDLETON — A bevy of state-ranked softball teams converged on Pendleton Heights on Saturday for the annual Horseshoe Classic, with the host Class 4A No. 2 Arabians pulling out a 1-0 thriller in eight innings over No. 11 Lake Central in the championship game.

PH senior Shonda Garringer drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth on a squeeze bunt. Senior pitcher Lindsey Beisser went the full eight innings while giving up three hits, no walks and recording four strikeouts.

In the day’s first game, the Arabians made quick work of South Bend Washington, 22-0.

Lani Dishroon struck out five in three innings of work. Casey Jamerson had two doubles. Erin Falkenberry was 3-for-4 with a home run. Shawn Hoskins had a pair of hits in four at bats with a home run. Lacey Key was 3-for-3, with two of those hits clearing the fence. Garringer was 4-of-5.

In the second game, Pendleton Heights downed Class 2A No. 6 Madison-Grant 10-0 in five innings.

For the Arabains, Garringer was 3-for-3 to pace the PH offense. Stephanie Robinson was 2-for-3 with a homer. Tiffany Held hit a triple.

For the Argylls, Cady Riggs and Bonnie Parker each had a hit for Madison-Grant.

The Argylls’ day started with a 3-1 victory over Class 4A No. 9 Chesterton.

Sara Webster pitched a complete game, giving up three hits while walking three and striking out a pair of Chesterton batters.

In the Argylls’ finale, Class 4A No. 12 South Bend Adams scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to come away with a 3-2 victory.

Webster recorded six strikeouts for M-G. The Argylls’ Dana Runyan hit a double. The remaining five hits for Madison-Grant were spread out among five players.

Pendleton Heights (4-0) will host Alexandria on Tuesday in round one of the Madison County Softball Tournament at 5 p.m.

Madison-Grant (2-2) will host Wes-Del at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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