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Saturday, August 16, 2003

Kentucky team takes control in national event

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Plantation Athletic Club of Louisiana will take a 4-0 pool-play record into today's elimination round of the Babe Ruth National Invitational for 14-and-under softball teams.

In Friday's games, Plantation Athletic Club won twice, 7-0 over Heartland American and 11-3 over Shelby Co., Ky., which dropped to 3-1.

In other games Friday, Heartland National defeated Heartland American 12-2, Heartland National defeated Southeast Denver 11-0, and Shelby County defeated Southeast Denver 4-2.

Heartland National is 2-2, Heartland American 1-3 and Southeast Denver 0-4 after pool play. Games resume today at 9 a.m. and conclude with the finals Sunday.

Scott County closer to spot in World Series final

WILSON, N.C. -- Midwest Plains regional champion Scott County moved closer to a championship berth in the Babe Ruth World Series for 12-and-under softball teams Friday.

Scott County defeated Audubon, Pa., 1-0 in a game Friday and was scheduled to play Jacksonville, Fla., late Friday night for a spot in the championship.

Scott County's Olivia Coomer --pinch running for Casey Kern --scored on Kimberly Klipfel's sacrafice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal the victory. Heather Menz and Brooke Glaus combined for a one-hitter for Scott County. Brittany Layton was 2-for-2.

-- From staff reports

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