Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Goreville Wins First State Title
PEORIA -- Goreville won its first state championship Saturday as the Lady Blackcats beat Payson-Seymour 6-0 in the class 1A state softball title game at the EastSide Centre in Peoria.
Goreville (35-4) got another shutout from freshman pitcher Sydnee Rushing, her sixth-straight in the postseason. It's been nearly a month since an opponent has scored on the Lady Cats. Rushing finished the game with 13 strikeouts. She fanned 18 batters in two games at the state tournament.
Rushing was equally as good at the plate. She led the team with two hits and two RBI, including a two-run single in the fourth to make it 3-0. The state's all-time single season home run leader, Taylor Odom, hit her 24th long ball of the season in the fifth to give Goreville the 6-0 win.
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