Edwardsburg All-Stars win Indiana state championshipPublished 10:55am Friday, August 7, 2009
Edwardsburg Little League wins second Indiana State Senior Softball Little League title back to back.
The Edwardsburg Senior All-Stars captured their second straight Indiana state championship recently.
Edwardsburg lost there first game in pool play to Anderson District 6 2-1.
Edwardsburg came back the next day and got their bats going, to beat Hessville District 2 10-0.
Ashley Wegner was the winning pitcher giving up only four hits and three strikeouts in 4 innings. Jill Blough finished the pitching three innings giving up only two hits and four strikeouts.
The hitting was lead by Amelia Breslin, who had two singles, a double and three RBIs; Justine Ely who had a single, a home run, and a RBI; Jill Blough who had a single, a double, an a RBI; Maddi Holmes who doubled; and Emily Shoupe, who had two singles and a RBI.
Edwardsburg beat Jeffersonville GRC District 9 12-2.
The winning pitcher was Wegner, who gave up four hits, two runs in two innings of work before she had to leave the game with a injury to her knee.
Blough pitched the next three innings, giving up no hits and no runs.
Breslin had a single, a double and a RBI; Holmes singled, doubled and drove in two runs; Victoria Hurst had a double, a triple and three RBIs; Andrea LaPlace added a single and two RBIs; Wegner singled and drove in a run, while Shoupe also singled and drove in a run.
The last game in pool play Edwardsburg continued its hot hitting by beating Indiana Central District 7 25-8.
The winning pitcher was Breslin, who gave up seven runs and four hits with five strikeouts.
LaPlace finished the game, pitching three innings, giving up no hits and one run with four strikeouts.
Breslin had two singles, as did Holmes, who also drove in four runs.
Taylor McGrath added two singles, a triple and five RBIs, Brittany Hurst added a single, two triples and seven RBIs, while Justine Ely finished with a double and two RBIs.
Edwardsburg also got a triple and a RBI from Hurst; a single, a doble and three RBIs from Kristine Handy ; a pair of singles, a trile and two RBIs from Blough; and two singles and a RBI from LaPlace.
Ending pool play Edwardsburg was concerned if one of its top pitchers, Wegner, would be available for the semifinals and finals with her injury the night before.
But with Wegner’s desire to win, she wrapped her knee and came out to pitch against Jeffersonville GRC District 9 to get the win 10-0, throwing the first four innings, giving up only two hits, no runs.
Jill Blough threw the next two innings giving up one hit and no runs.
McGrath lead the team in hitting with two singles, a double and 2 RBIs. Justine Ely added two singles and a RBI, Victoria Hurst added three singles and two RBIs and LaPLace chipped in with two singles and two RBIs.
In the championship game Edwardsburg face North Anderson District 6 in a rematch from the first game that they lost in pool play.
Edwardsburg won 5-4 with winning pitcher Wegner throwing the first six innings, giving up only three hits and two runs.
Jill Blough finished the game pitching the final inning giving up one1 hit and two runs.
Brittany and Victoria Hurst lead the team in hitting with a combined three singles, a double and three RBI.
Edwardsburg advanced to regionals, which were held at Belleville Softball Complex in South Bend, Ind.
The All-Stars reached the semifinal game of the tournament before falling to District 11.