California defeats Eldon in first round of Tri-County Conference Tourney

Members of the California High School 2011 varsity and JV softball teams, front row, from left, are Jamie Earnheart, Rachel Oerly, Elle Miller, Brooke Holliday, Taylor Ratcliff, Brittiany McGinnis, Dakota Phillips and Alayna York; back row, Miranda Messerli, Amanda Karbinas, Gabriella Fischer, Shelby Thomason-Bohrn, Kylee Liebi, Tayler Bonecutter, Erica Volkart, Madi Simmons, Madelyn Jobe, Tiffany Carel, Kayla Wilcox and Jessica Hughes. Standing behind is CHS Head Softball Coach Jack Lake. CHS Assistant Coach Dwight Fitzwater was not present.

Members of the California High School 2011 varsity and JV softball teams, front row, from left, are Jamie Earnheart, Rachel Oerly, Elle Miller, Brooke Holliday, Taylor Ratcliff, Brittiany McGinnis, Dakota Phillips and Alayna York; back row, Miranda Messerli, Amanda Karbinas, Gabriella Fischer, Shelby Thomason-Bohrn, Kylee Liebi, Tayler Bonecutter, Erica Volkart, Madi Simmons, Madelyn Jobe, Tiffany Carel, Kayla Wilcox and Jessica Hughes. Standing behind is CHS Head Softball Coach Jack Lake. CHS Assistant Coach Dwight Fitzwater was not present. Photo by April Arnett.

The California High School varsity softball team faced Eldon in first-round action at the Tri-County Conference Tournament Sept. 21 at Eldon, where the Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Mustangs 4-1.

Elle Miller recorded the win with three strikeouts. Taylor Ratcliff led California hits with a triple and two RBI. Rachel Oerly followed with a single and RBI, while Miller contributed a triple and Alayna York chipped in with two singles.

California will play Warsaw at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday). The winner will face the winner of the Osage/Blair Oaks game tonight in the championship game.

Previously, California hosted Warsaw Sept. 19, where both Lady Pinto teams lost to the Lady Wildcats.

For more of this story check out the Sept. 28 issue of the California Democrat.

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