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TN Credit gets back on track
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Hailey Childers extends out to crank a triple for Security Federal Thursday. Childers and her team fell to Tennessee Credit 12-5.

Tennessee Credit was back to its winning ways Thursday.

After taking its first loss in two seasons, Tennessee Credit took down Security Federal 12-5, clinching a regular-season title in the girls 10-14 fastpitch league.

Tennessee Credit (5-1) fell 20-9 in Monday’s matchup with Edward Jones-Dan Sellers, but got back on track quickly against Security Federal. Tennessee Credit scored six runs in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run, inside-the-park home run by Zoie Connor.

Ceilee Gudat, who was absent in Monday’s loss, returned with gusto in the circle, striking out the side in the bottom of the first. Gudat has dominated the last seasons in the league, going most of last season without allowing a run. 

Ivy Elrod singled and scored to make it 7-0 in the second before Security Federal was able to get on the board when Cortlyn Porter drew a walk, stole two bases and took home on a wild pitch.

The score didn’t seem to faze Tennessee Credit, which bounced back with RBI doubles from Kyaira Sharpe and Connor in the third. 

Elrod added an RBI single and came around to score on a passed ball to push their team’s lead to 11-1.

Ryleigh Rankin gave Security Federal a spark in the third with an RBI triple, scoring Jenna Mullins. Rankin followed by swiping home on a passed ball before Gudat shut down the scoring with another strikeout. 

Lola Wells tried to spark a rally in the fourth for Security Federal when she led off the inning with an inside-the-park home run, but the offense fizzled and Gudat ended the game with her ninth strikeout.

Abby Sullivan, Emma Muncie, Kaylee Sklenka and Bree Wittmore each had hits for Tennessee Credit in the victory. Hailey Childers had a triple in the loss for Security Federal.

The loss dropped Security Federal to 2-3. Edward Jones is currently in third in the league at 2-5.