GC Heat Win Rec World Series
The Giles County Heat softball team took home its second United Sports Governing Foundation title this year, winning the Rec Ball World Series after previously taking the top
spot at Summer State.
The Heat finished 6-0 at the World Series with multiple comeback victories before routing the Goodlettsville Storm 10-1 in routine fashion in the final. Giles played several of the same teams it had met previously this summer at Summer State. The World Series took place at RichEllen Park in Clarksville.
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Giles County rallied from a first inning 2-0 deficit to defeat the Goodlettsville Storm for the first of three times in the World Series.
The Heat needed two rallies over the course of the tournament against the Storm, falling behind 2-0 in the opener when the first three batters reached in the first inning.
Giles scored its first run in the second when Abbigail Harwell walked and came around to score, and the team added two more runs in the fourth when Aniston Maultsby walked and scored followed by what proved to be the game winning run when Alley Fletcher was chased home by a Brooklyn Reed RBI double.
Katelyn Cox handled the pitching duties to pick up the win, retiring the final 10 opposing batters to end the game including two strikeouts.
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South Williamson 0
The Heat struck first in their second game of the tournament scoring three first inning runs to spark a 4-0 win over South Williamson.
Aniston Maultsby walked, Vallee Brewer singled before Alley Fletcher launched a home run to open the game and catapult her team to a 3-0 advantage. Brewer tacked on another run in the third.
Heat pitcher Brooklyn Reed and her defense held South Williamson in check, stranding six baserunners and striking out a pair to earn the victory in the circle.
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Katelyn Cox made it two-straight shutouts for the Heat pitching staff, striking out four in four innings as part of an 8-0 win over the Flamethrowers.
Giles scored four runs in the first and third innings, while the Flamethrowers’ best inning resulted in Cox picking up a pair of strikeouts and then fighting her way out of a bases loaded jam for her second win of the weekend.
Alley Fletcher again led her team at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and two runs scored. Katelyn Cox also reached base twice leading to two courtesy runs for her team, and Vallee Brewer doubled, walked and scored three runs. Aniston Maultsby walked and scored two runs to round out the leaders.
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South Williamson 6
Giles County nearly found itself the victim of the time limit in its second game against South Williamson, needing a rally after the clock hit zero to come away with a 7-6 win.
South Williamson struck out four times against Heat starting pitcher Katelyn Cox but put up two runs in the second and four in the third to lead 6-3 in the final inning. Time expired in the fourth, meaning Giles had to rally in that frame or suffer its first loss of the tournament. The Heat promptly recorded four-straight hits to open the inning, and all four players crossed home including the winning run by Anna Holt for a 7-6 victory.
Aniston Maultsby doubled, walked and scored two runs including a courtesy run. Vallee Brewer tripled, doubled and scored. Gracie Adams, Cox, Brooklyn Reed, Abbigail Harwell and Holt all recorded base hits that led to runs as well.
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Katelyn Cox pitched her third-straight outing for the Heat and picked up yet another win in the circle when her team scored the decisive run after the time limit again.
The Heat took down the Storm for the second time, 6-5, as the Storm scored four runs in the third and one more in the fourth to take a 5-4 advantage. Gracie Adams and Aniston Maultsby both reached base, and Vallee Brewer delivered the game-winning double for the victory.
Adams went 3-for-3 with a run. Cox went 2-for-2. Brooklyn Reed and Abbigail Harwell both doubled and scored, while Alley Fletcher and Syndey Shelton also touched home.
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The Heat capped their championship run with a 10-1 victory over the Storm, which had previously defeated Murfreesboro to return to the championship game.
Starting pitcher Brooklyn Reed struck out four batters with her final “K” of the day clinching the title.
Giles scored three runs in the first followed by four in the second and three in the third.
Gracie Adams scored a game-high three runs, going 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.
Aniston Maultsby also singled, walked twice and scored two runs. Alley Fletcher collected two doubles and two runs, while Sydney Shelton and Madison Holley both chipped in two runs apiece to cap the offensive leaders.