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All-star girls on a roll

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Washington County 11-12 year-old girls take a shot at district title

By Jimmie Earls

By Jimmie Earls

Sun Sports Writer

Coach Paul Coulter is feeling pretty confident about his team's chances. The Washington County 11-12 year-old Little League softball team is poised for a shot at the district title, and possibly a trip to the state tournament.

"We've been competitive with all the teams we could play in the semi-finals and finals," said Coulter. "We have the ability to win this tournament and advance to state."

On Friday, in the first game of the district tournament, WC defeated Adiar County 11-8, scoring nine runs in the top of the sixth inning for a come-from-behind victory.

On Saturday, Marion County defeated Washington County by scoring four two-out runs in the bottom of the sixth. The final score was 6-5 Marion County.

On Sunday, WC trailed South Hardin through most of the game. After Washington County took the lead in the fifth, South Hardin tied the game in the top of the sixth, sending the game into extra innings.

In the top of the ninth, South Hardin scored three runs, but WC dug deep and was able to score four runs in the bottom of the ninth with Meghan Satterly hitting the game-winning RBI. The final score was Washington County 10, South Hardin 9.

For the latest news from all the Little League tournaments, pick up next week's Sun or visit www.thespringfieldsun.com on the Internet.