The Winston Redbirds and Mercer Cardinals split a softball doubleheader in the HDC Conference on Monday night.
Mercer won the girl's game by a score of 10-2, only to see Winston's boys move to 10-0 with a 15-1 win over the Cardinals. Winston will play North Harrison in doubleheader action on Tuesday night. Elsewhere in the HDC Conference, Gilman City's girls rolled to a win over Tri-County, 14-0.
The Winston boys won the recent HDC fast-pitch softball tournament. The Redbird boys used good pitching and timely hitting in their 3 game run.
Winston opened the tournament with a 17-1 win over East Harrison (Ridgeway/Cainsville).
This brought the Redbirds into a rematch with Grunty County. One week earlier the Redbirds had a come from behind, extra inning game with the Panthers.
This one held true to its billing as well. In 8 innings, Winston won 13-12.
The championship featured the #3 seeded Redbirds playing the top seed, North Harrison Shamrocks. The Redbirds jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, finishing the game with a 13-1 victory.
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Here is the softball scoreboard from Monday, 9/23/13:
South Harrison 10, Maryville 0
Westran 14, Fayette 0
Macon 9, South Shelby 3
Centralia 23, Monroe City 0 (3 innings)
Jefferson 21, Worth County 1
Gallatin 10, Mid-Buchanan 6
Kirksville 13, Hannibal 0
Knox County 17, Marion County 3 (5 innings)
Cameron 14, Maysville 5
North Harrison 12, North Nodaway 11
Pattonsburg 3, NE Nodaway 2
North Platte 13, Savannah 1
Bevier 16, Keytesville 1
Trenton at Plattsburg, Princeton at Milan, Green City at Novinger were postponed due to rain/wet ground. Green City at Novinger has announced a re-schedule date of Friday, 9/27/13