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Vina finishes runner-up

In the Vina Invitational Tournament, the Red Devils came in second, falling to rival Phil Campbell in the finals.
In the Vina Invitational Tournament, the Red Devils came in second, falling to rival Phil Campbell in the finals.

By Bart Moss

For the FCT

 

Trailing 7-4 in the semi-final game of the Vina Invitational Tournament, the Red Devils came from behind to best the Winston County Yellow Jackets 8-7 to advance to the finals, where they would ultimately fall to rival Phil Campbell.

In the bottom of the first inning, Vina’s Abby Hester walked, stole two bases and scored on a wild pitch.

In the top of the third, Winston County scored five runs on four hits and a error.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Devils came back and scored three runs on walks to Brooke Brown and Kim Stevens.Kaitlyn King doubled in one run, and Hester had a two RBI single.

Winston County scored two more in the top of the fifth as time ran out.

Vina got their last at bat trailing 7-4. Singles by Annabelle Upton, Stevens and Brown, and King getting hit by a pitch, allowed Ashleigh Thompson and Greta Raper to sacrifice in two runs. Emily Renfrow beat out an infield hit as the winning run crossed the plate.

 

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