Peters' Concrete, Beauty Unlimited have success

By Adam Buckles
STAR Correspondent

   First place was on the line between Peters' Concrete and Miller's Plumbing Tuesday night in Carter County League softball action.
   Peters' Concrete trailed early in the match, but battled back to defeat Miller's Plumbing 6-2 at the Colbaugh Complex.
   The plumbers scored their only runs when Amy Colbaugh launched a shot to left field, but was bobbled by the left fielder to plate two runs in the top of the first.
   Peters' answered quick in the bottom of the frame, when Justine Jones and Kayla Blevins took free passes, then Daranda Byrd smashed a shot to plate Jones, and Blevins reached home off of a Nikki Carrow single to knot the game at two.
   Peters' put the game away in the third as Jeri Jones scored from a single from Jones, who later touched home off of a Blevins double.
   Peters' accounted for four runs in the stanza.
   "This was the first time we've been down in the first inning, but we hit the ball and played good defense," said Peters' skipper Teresa Jones.
   While the offense was putting up the runs, Blevins blew it by the plumbers. She was good for eight strikeouts, three walks, and scattering two hits.
   "My defense was outstanding," stated Blevins. "They really backed me up, because my stuff wasn't on tonight."
   Hollie Grindstaff and Emily Asher picked up the only hits for Miller's.
   As for Peters', Justine and Jeri Jones each tapped singles, and Byrd and Blevins each smacked RBI doubles. Carrow added two hits and two RBIs in the cause.
   "We didn't hit the ball, again tonight," said Miller's coach Dale Colbaugh. "We made too many mistakes tonight, and bottom line you have to hit this pitcher to beat them."
   Mikki Oliver took the hard loss for Miller's Plumbing.
   Beauty Unlimited 8
   IRS 3
   Beauty Unlimited's four-run fourth inning helped to defeat IRS, 8-3.
   Lindsey Hicks doubled twice and got the win on the mound in the cause, while Robyn Miller, Jo Anna Frontz, Abby Kyte, Kristin Mathes, Amber Blevins and Emily Perry each chipped in a hit for the winners.
   Kelsey Simmons, Bethany Williams, Jenny Ketterman and Tesa Hodge picked up rips in the contest for IRS. Simmons was the loser in the contest.
   NOTE: The nightcap resulted in a forfeit due to short of players. It was featured between B&R Construction and David's Trophies, who was short of players.