Elizabethton collects all-star win

from staff reports

   Despite getting off to a rough start against Jonesboro on Monday night, the Elizabethton National Girls 11-12 year-old all-stars have registered their first win in District Play.
   Tuesday night's game with Bluff City was Elizabethton all the way as the 'Betsy gang recorded a 14-3 victory.
   Elizabethton lost the toss and started with the bats in a game where they never quit.
   The inning was led by Kadey Robinson, who was hit by a pitch and rallied to steal her way all the way home to get the 'Betsytown girls fired up.
   Bluff City struggled on the mound to walk walk batters in the first inning.
   Rebeccah Morrow ruled the mound for 'Betsy.
   Morrow registered a total of seven strikeouts while only allowing only batters to advance on hits.
   Elizabethton was relentless with a solid showing both in the field and at the plate.
   The 'Betsy bats rallied every inning, with stolen bases being a key part of the success.
   The top of the fourth showed Elizabethton up 8-2 and the bats were rattling. Madison McKinney advanced to first with a walk and managed two stolen bases when McKenzie Eggers blasted a home run shot to left field.
   'Betsy continued the streak in the fourth inning, with Mariah Pietrowski, Rebeccah Morrow, Courtney Byers and Cassie Johnson all advancing to first and stealing their way to home for a 14-2 Elizabethton lead.
   Morrow took the mound at the bottom of the fourth determined to shut it down early, allowing only one runner to advance with a walk.
   Bluff City just couldn't bring it together, and the game was called in the bottom of the fourth inning.