Elmore's late hit does in Raiders

Friday, April 4, 2008

For some reason, every time the Forrest Lady Rockets and the Spring Hill Lady Raiders meet on the softball diamond the games are always close, coming down to a big hit, a great defensive play or a strong pitching performance.

It was no different Wednesday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill as the squads battled neck and neck in a scoreless tie until Brianda Elmore came through in the clutch with a bases loaded, one-out single to right in the bottom of the fifth inning that scored two runners to break the deadlock.

"Brianda is just so confident and I can't think of anybody else I want up there in those situations," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham.

"I am a better hitter in pressure situations," said Elmore. "When I got the hit and made it to first I just said to myself, finally we broke through the 0-0 tie. (Megan) LaFevor is a great pitcher and is always tough against us."

It was a pitchers' duel from the start between Spring Hill's LaFevor and Shelby Stinnett. Both hurlers did a great job of getting out of some early trouble to extend the game.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.