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HOWARD — Facing the Danville Blue Devils is tough with CeCe Newbold in the circle, especially if they put together a 20-hit attack, like they did on Tuesday. The visiting Blue Devils dropped in on their archrivals, the East Knox Bulldogs, overwhelming them, 23-7, in Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference Softball action. The game was shortened to five innings due to the run rule.
“One of our goals coming in here was not to coast,” said Danville coach Jill Lyons. “We really wanted to get after it. I was really proud of the girls getting on top, getting a couple of runs and continuing to put pressure on East Knox.”
Danville started the game out, sending eight batters to the plate. McKinley Alberts (2-for-3) slashed a double to lead off. That was followed by an RBI single by teammate Daleigh Parker (2-for-4, two RBIs) and an RBI double by Sammie Lavender (2-for-3, three RBIs). Teammate Hannah Duncan (4-for-4, three RBIs) added a 2-run single and Bobbi Berger (1-for-3, two RBIs) drove in one more on a sacrifice fly, putting the Devils on top, 5-0.