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sin­gle to left field and went to third when Cole Bab­cock’s sac­ri­fice bunt at­tempt went for an er­ror to put run­ners on the cor­ners. A safety squeeze bunt en­sued from Caleb Goines to load the bases be­fore Ethan Matthews took a bases-loaded walk to force in a run and tie things at 4-apiece.

Reed Gautreaux fol­lowed with a sin­gle to right to drive in the even­tual win­ning run to make it 5-4 be­fore Daw­son Goines’ bases-loaded base on balls al­lowed Caleb Goines to score for the 6-4 fi­nal.

Sport Shop (4-2) would go up 1-0 early in the bottom of the first when Matthews sin­gled and later scored on a wild pitch. Carlisle tied things up at 1-all on a sac­ri­fice fly in the top of the sec­ond and put up two runs in the top of the third for the 3-1 lead.

The Dirt Bags tied things up in the bottom of the fourth when Jack­son Re­gan reached on an er­ror, Hil­lis and Ju­nior Acosta sin­gled to load them up and Din­wid­die hit a 2-run sin­gle to right field for the 3-3 ball­game. Carlisle went up 4-3 on a squeeze bunt in the top of the sixth be­fore Sport Shop came back in the bottom of the in­ning.

Gautreaux fin­ished 3 for 4 with an RBI, Din­wid­die was 2 for 3 with two RBIS and Hil­lis also went 2 for 3 with a run. Caleb Goines, Matthews and Acosta all added a hit in the

Ni­cole In­man, who re­cently won Coach of the Year, said. “It was more chal­leng­ing this year for her to get some goals.”

Selig, also named to the All­state Tour­na­ment Team and will play in the AAA All-star game later this month, scored six goals with an as­sist, but it was her mid­field play and de­fense which aided the Lady Hor­nets the most.

“She’s a de­fen­sive mid, but she be­gins our at­tack,” In­man said of Selig. “She cleans up some of the de­fen­sive mis­takes and then she also starts our at­tacks. She’s a fan­tas­tic player. She could have gone to col­lege to play some­where if she wanted to. She’s a great leader and worked so hard in prac­tice.

“It’s go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult for me to find some­body, ever, like her. I’ll find some­body dif­fer­ent that hope­fully can do some of the things she does, but I’m not go­ing to find any­body like her.

Thomp­son was a key de­fender for the Lady

Hor­nets all sea­son.

“She’s just a con­sis­tent de­fender,” In­man said. “She talks a lot. She’s great with her abil­ity to con­trol the ball. She’s able to start the at­tack. She never missed a game. A lot of times, she got the as­sist to the as­sist just play­ing the balls up to the win­dow.”

Lady Hor­nets earn­ing First-team All-con­fer­ence was se­nior Rachel Stud­dard (three goals, one as­sist, and a “phys­i­cal and solid de­fender - helped lead de­fen­sive line,” ac­cord­ing to Coach In­man) and sopho­more Ash­ton

In­man (nine goals, team-lead­ing 14 as­sists, and “sees field well and gives great balls or looks to fin­ish - able to place balls where she wants with head”), both named to the All-state Tour­na­ment Team, se­nior Madi­son Hum­bard (five goals, and “not afraid to take play­ers on 1-on-1”) and sopho­more goal­keeper Addison Funk (108 saves, and “strong keeper, great hands and phys­i­cal with other play­ers, whether in the air or on the ground”).

Also earn­ing First-team All-con­fer­ence was sopho­more Abbey In­man (five as­sists, one goal, and “helps lead de­fense and has strong leg strength”), sopho­more Melinda Her­nan­dez (eight

in­nings of re­lief. Hil­lis walked just one with two strike­outs in his 1.2 in­ning of score­less and hit­less re­lief.

Weather per­mit­ting, Sport Shop will play Malvern on the road on Fri­day.

Stuttgart 4, Sport Shop 3 (Tues­day)

The Dirt Bags were edged 4-3 Tues­day against Stuttgart on the road.

De­spite the 1-run game, Stuttgart out­hit Ben­ton 10-3 with Goines go­ing 1 for 2 with an RBI, Hil­lis 1 for 3 with one run and Acosta 1 for 3 with two RBIS.

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