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Church League action heats up
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Only eight innings were needed for two teams to pick up victories Tuesday night in women’s Church League action at Warren County Fairgrounds.Madison Street pounded Pioneer 24-4 in three innings while Locust Street crushed Centertown 18-8 in five innings.After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first, Madison Street scored 24 of the game’s next 25 runs to end its game in three innings.Lori Judkins, Ashlee Welcome and Becky Medlen each had two-run hits in the first inning as Madison Street jumped to an 8-3 lead.Shea Muncey, who hit an RBI single in the first inning, brought Jennifer McBride around in the top of the second, but it would prove to be the last time Pioneer would score.Madison Street increased its lead to 14 with a 10-run second inning. Kelly Smartt played the biggest part as her inside-the-park grand slam made it 17-4.Welcome made it back-to-back home runs with an inside-the-park solo home run on the next pitch.Medlen hit Madison Street’s third inside-the-park home run to start the bottom of third and the game would end shortly after.Leading 22-4, Tracey Scott drilled a two-run double into left field to end the game.Hill Mae Helton led Madison Street with four hits. Judkins, Welcome, Medlen, Scott, Tonya Swann, Heather Clark and Macaulli Clendenon added three hits apiece.Muncy, McBride, Misty Hargis and Kathy Johnson each had two hits for Pioneer.Hilary Teeters completed a 5-for-5 night with her second two-run, inside-the-park home run as Locust Street run-ruled Centertown in five innings.Kim Holmes scored from second and Teeters never stopped running after hitting a ball to the fence in the bottom of the fifth.

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