Game 1 - Lady Wildcat Invitational - 3/20/09
In the opening game of pool play at the 16-team Lexington Lady Wildcat Invitational tournament at Pine Grove Park, the Ridge View Blazers faced the #2 ranked 3-A team in the state, the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats. The format for this tourney was 3 pool games to determine seeding for 2 subsequent bracket games.
BC picked up an unearned run in the top of the first, and that would be the only scoring until the 4th inning, as starters Brooke Dimock (RV) and Alexis Lucas (BC) were both equally effective. The Blazers threatened in the bottom of the 3rd when they put together consecutive 2-out singles from Stephanie Junker, Katelyn Smith, and Tre Medlin, but the threat ended when Junker was thrown out at the plate attempting to score on Medlin's single up the middle.
In the 4th, the BC bats heated things up, scoring 4 runs on a pair of singles from Alex White and Chandler Terrapin, with the scoring being aided by 3 Blazer errors. This would be all that Lucas and the Bearcats would need, holding the Blazers scoreless the rest of the way en route to a 9-0 win, and Lucas' first win of the young season. The Blazers struggled defensively, committing 7 errors during the game leading to 4 unearned runs for the Bearcats. The Bearcats collected 12 hits in the game, with 10 of those coming in the last 4 innings.
RV: Stephanie Junker - cf (1-4) Katelyn Smith - c (1-3) Tre Medlin - ss/1b (1-2) Katherine Stori - lf (1-3) Shatoya White - rf (2-3, 2B)
BC: Chandler Terrapin - dp (1-3, rbi, run) Ashlyn Hicks - c (2-4, run) Alex White - 3b (3-4, rbi, 3 runs) Casey Corbitt - ss (2-3, 2B, 2 rbi, run) Marquita Wilson - 2b (1-4, run) Asia Benn - 1b (2-4, 3B, rbi, 2 runs) Rachel Rucker - lf (1-2)
WP - Alexis Lucas (1-0, 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 4 K, 3 BB) LP - Brooke Dimock (3-1, 7 IP, 9 R, 5 ER, 12 H, 3 K, 0 BB)