Lady Rockets roll to title

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Rockets top Spencer, advance to district championship

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Lady Rockets rolled up 11 hits enroute to an 11-5 win over Anderson County to take the 30th District Championship Monday at Eminence.

As the girls were celebrating, the Rockets were taking care of business at home, dropping Spencer County 19-3 in the first round of the 30th District Baseball Tournament.

The Lady Rockets trailed 5-0, but scored 11 unanswered runs including five in the third and five more in the seventh for the win. It was the Lady Rockets first win over Anderson County in the last five meetings.

Shauna Gramig was 3-4 and scored three runs, Haleigh LeCompte and Hannah Abbott each had two RBIs and Farren Holland ripped a two-run home run to lead Shelby.

The Rockets led 10-0 after three and a half innings, but Spencer scored three in the bottom of the fourth to stay alive.

However, the Rockets exploded for eight runs in teh sixth to put the game out of reach and coast to the 16-run win in a run-rule shortened six innings. The inning was highlighted by Ben Glassner's bases-loaded rip that bounced off of Spencer County's right fielder's glove. The shot cleared the bases, and put the Rockets safely ahead. Eric Standafer, Matthew Purdom, Jacob Livers and Mark Swisher all had RBIs in the inning.

The boys will face Anderson County in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCHS athletic complex.