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July 12, 2013

Fourth straight Bluegrass Conference Title for the TC Sabers in softball

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Twin Cedars traveled to Murray on Friday, for the final game of the regular season. The Mustangs needed a win over TC in order to get a share of the Bluegrass Conference title.

The Sabers scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the second to open a 4-1 lead. Murray scored a run in the bottom of the third to make it 4-2. TC plated a run in the fourth to stretch the lead back to three at 5-2. The Mustangs scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 5-5.

For the second time in three days the Sabers and the Mustangs had to go into extra innings to decide the game. This time it was Murray who came through with a run that gave the Mustangs the win and a share of the BGC Title.

Roby pitched all eight innings for the Sabers. She gave up four hits and eight walks. Roby struck out nine Mustang batters.

Offensively, Ayla Crosby was 2-4, with two RBI. Bailey Stone was 2-4, with a double and an RBI. Roby was 2-4, with three runs scored. Dunkin, Hugen, and Zellmer each had one hit.

Twin Cedars has tied for the Bluegrass Conference softball title for the fourth consecutive season.

The Sabers tied with Moravia in 2012 and again in 2011. TC shared the title with Marion County rival Melcher-Dallas in 2010.

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