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July 30, 2012

Her-I-Canes dominate

CORBIN — Special to the Times-Tribune

The Lady Her-I-Canes kicked off a successful 2012 campaign, by winning back-to-back tournaments. The Lady Her-I-Canes began by winning the Nations Fast Pitch Tournament held in Harrodsburg on June 16.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am with our performance,” coach Shane Brewer said. “This is our first tournament, and to come out and beat teams who have been playing together for several months this year is unbelievable.”  

Offense was a premium during tournament play, as the Her-I-Canes outscored their opponents, 37-7.  

"We beat some really good teams in this tournament, including the Cave Run Muskies, the Boyle County Bandits, the Lexington Xanadu and the Central Kentucky Bat Cats,” Brewer said.

Also key in the victory was pitching, as Madison McDaniel pitched 17 innings allowing only four walks and 10 hits while collecting 11 strikeouts. Emilee Albright threw seven innings walking none, giving up two hits while striking out six batters. Jazz Jervis threw three shutout innings allowing no hits.  Leading hitters for the tournament were Madison McDaniel (.615), Hannah Carson (.600), Emilee Albright (.500) and Madison Sechrest and Lexi Gibson, each batting .428.

The Lady Her-I-Canes continued their softball success on July-15 by capturing first place honors in the Lancaster T.N.T. Tournament.

“We continued to play well, outscoring our opponents 38-10,” Brewer said. “But for one inning we had a little let down. We would have only given up four runs all weekend. I told the girls we needed to maintain our focus. However, I have to remind myself that these are 11 and 12 year girls who continue to learn how to handle success and sometimes failure.

Statistically, the Lady Her-I-Canes were impressive. Sechrest rose to the challenge by hitting .714, while Madison McDaniel (.600), Lexi Gibson (.428) and Makinlee Philpot (.400) followed.  

“Sechrest, McDaniel, Makinlee and Beth Marcum are our team leaders, and each of them have improved tremendously and have shown the younger girls what it takes to play at this level,” Brewer said.

McDaniel was the tournament’s MVP, facing 65 batters, while giving up only six hits while striking out 20.  

Including All Star games, the group of girls have posted an 18-4 record.  “Yeah, trophies are nice, but as coaches, we want more than anything, to see these girls improve. That is how we measure success.”

So far, so good.

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