Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–At the midway point of the season, the Scott City tennis and softball teams returned to action on Tuesday, as the boys tennis squad sent a combination of varsity and junior varsity players to Goodland, while softball hosted Cimarron. The tennis team would finish third, while softball improved to 8-0 in league play with wins of 8-0 and 12-2 over the Lady Bluejays.
In Goodland, Scott City finished third as a team with 34 points, as Colby won the meet with 40 points and Cimarron was second with 36. Taking second were Dylan Duff at No. 1 Singles, Brody Strine at No. 2 Singles, and the No. 2 Doubles team of Tanner Gooden/Sage Stoecklein. The No. 1 Doubles team of Kalo Hineman/Eric Shapland placed fourth. Up next for Scott City is the Hoisington Invitational on Thursday and the Garden City Invitational on Saturday.
In Scott City, the Lady Beavers returned to the diamond at home against Cimarron. The opening game saw the Lady Beavers shut out the Lady Bluejays 8-0. It was a scoreless game until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Scott City scored seven runs, and they added another run in the sixth inning. Cheyenne Cramer scattered five hits and struck out 17 batters in the win, while Malorie Cupp and Melany Duff had two hits and PJ Suppes had two RBI. The finale saw the Lady Bluejays open the scoring with a run in the top of the first, only to see the Lady Beavers rally for four straight in the bottom of the inning. Cimarron made it 4-2 in the top of the second, before Scott City put up four more runs in the third, a run in the fourth, two more in the fifth and the final run in the sixth to make it a run rule victory 12-2. Malorie Cupp and Hannah Tucker each had an inside the park home run for the Lady Beavers, and Cheyenne Cramer gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings in the circle to get the win. Scott City has put themselves in the drivers seat of the GWAC title, improving to 10-0 overall, 8-0 in league play, while Cimarron dropped to 7-3 overall, 2-2 in conference play. Up next for the Lady Beavers will be a doubleheader at Southwestern Heights on Thursday.