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Madison Southern pitcher Tessa Juett throws a pitch to the plate during a win over Western Hills earlier this week. (Photo by Keith Taylor)

The Madison Southern Lady Eagles held off defending state softball champion Scott County in a 10-9 win in the semifinals of the 11th Region Tournament at Tates Creek Tuesday night.

Kennadi Story’s four RBI night, including a two-run home run, helped power the Lady Eagles (27-8) who picked up their seventh consecutive win. Samantha Cornelison went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the win.

Kayla Pigg and Tessa Juett both saw action on the mound, with Pigg pitching five innings while striking out six; Juett tossed two innings and struck out three Scott County batters.

In the first round of the region tournament, Cornelison’s 4-for-4, 2 RBI effort helped pace the Lady Eagles to a 5-1 win over Western Hills. Payton Griffith added two hits and two RBIs in the win, while Juett collected two hits and an RBI. Juett also shined on the mound, going the full seven innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out 12.

The Lady Eagles play for the 11th Region championship against Woodford County at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. The teams met once during the regular season with Southern coming out on top 1-0 on March 28.

Eagles blanked in semis

The Madison Southern Eagles’ baseball season ended Tuesday night in the semifinals of the 11th Region Tournament. The Eagles (16-15) lost to Lafayette, 11-0.

Lafayette silenced Southern’s bats for much of the night, giving up just three hits. Hunter Buchanan finished the game with four strikeouts in three innings of work.

On Monday, the Eagles knocked off Franklin County, 12-7, in the first round of the region tournament. Southern’s win was keyed by a three-run fourth inning and a five-run fifth inning. Michael Bannister added two hits, while Tanner Hembree and Britten Robinson added two RBIs each.

Robinson also worked six innings on the mound, recording 11 strikeouts. Bannister added three strikeouts in relief.

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