Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Carmi Advances, Wins One For Claire
CARMI -- The theme for the Carmi-White County Bulldogs was simple, Saturday afternoon, win one for Claire, and they did just that capturing the class 2A regional championship at home defeating Harrisburg 3-0.
The stadium was filled with orange as both teams and the Carmi community wore orange shirts, bracelets, and ribbons to show their support to Carmi freshmen softball player Claire Blankenberger who is battling leukemia.
Carmi played with heavy hearts and were determined to win the regional championship for Claire, which became a reality by way of their pitching from starter Olivia Harrelson who threw a complete game shutout helping the Lady Bulldogs advance to sectionals.
They will now turn their attention to claiming a sectional championship for Claire and the Blankenberger family, when Carmi faces Nashville next Wednesday in the Class 2A sectional semifinals.
First pitch is at 7pm, at Pinckneyville High School.
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