Crisp County wins tournament

Published 7:26 pm Friday, June 26, 2009

The Crisp County 12-year-old-and-under All-Star fast pitch softball team downed the Bainbridge All-Stars 12-6 in a game that was played over two days due to rain.

When the game finally concluded, Crisp County went on to win the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) District 3 championship at Bill Reynolds Sports Park.

The game began Tuesday evening, but had to be stopped in the fifth inning due to rain with Crisp County leading 12-5. Crisp County added a sixth-inning run when the game was resumed on Wednesday.

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Bainbridge had cut it to 12-5 with a three-run, fifth-inning rally. Laura Griner drew a base on balls to opened the fifth. She later came around to score along with Yamante Gainares, who reached in an error, and Brooke Bates, who walked.

Crisp County took an early 6-1 lead with two in the first and four in the second. Bainbridge’s early run came in the second inning. It was scored by Maegan Harrison, who walked.

Bainbridge bowed out of the double-elimination tournament with a 6-3 Thursday loss to the Lee County All-Stars. They scored all three of their runs in the fourth inning. They were scored by Brooke Bates, Maegan Harrison and Chelsey Harrell, who all reached on fielder’s choices.

Crisp County won two of three over Lee County to nail down the championship, winning the opener 6-3, dropping the middle game 5-4 and winning the championship game 8-7.

Bainbridge opened tournament play with a 9-1 Monday victory over the Thomasville All-Stars. They put the game away early, rallying for six second-inning runs to go up 6-0. Two walks, two hit batsmen and two errors produced the runs.

Grady County eliminated Thomasville from the tournament when they edged them 14-1.