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(webcast) Greensburg 6, Connersville 0; Pirates win 3A-29 title

Connersville- Greensburg played long ball twice en route to 6-0, 3A Sectional 29 softball championship at Connersville Saturday.  It was the Lady Pirates fifth title and first since 2007.

This game was part of our Bruns-Gutzwiller Spring Webcast Schedule and can be seen again on the IHSAA Champions Network by clicking here.

After a scoreless first two innings, coach Wade Hereley’s Pirates put up three runs in the visitor’s third.  Lydia Balsar started the rally with a triple, but it looked as if the three bagger was going to go waste as the next two hitters were retired.  However, Melina Wilkison drew a two-out walk then Taylor Cooney belted a three-run bomb to left center.

Greensburg’s Emma Deweese followed with a solo blast to center in the fourth frame to make it a 4-0 game.

The gals from Decatur County added two more runs in the fifth. Allison Ripperger and Wilkison both boarded on one-out singles, then Cooney became an RBI producer once again as she drove in both of her teammates with a double.

The 6-0 advantage at that point also proved to be the final score.  The Pirates threatened again with the bases loaded in the sixth, but Connersville turned a rather nifty 1-2-3 double play to stop any further damage.

Coach Steve Ruble’s Spartans simply could not get anything going against Greensburg pitcher Hermione Robinson and her defense. CHS managed just two hits and never advanced a runner beyond second base.

Our Southeastern Indiana REMC Power Players of the Game were Greensburg’s Taylor Cooney and Hermoine Robinson.  Cooney was 2 for 4 with a double, home run and five RBI.  Robinson threw a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts. In addition, she logged a double at the plate.

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