In the first round game, Reidland beat Green County, 2-1, advancing to play Shelby County at 12:15 p.m. today at Owensboro's Jack C. Fisher Park.
Reidland hasn't won a first round game in the tournament since 2002, the last time the Greyhounds won a state title.
Cassee Layne gave up four hits to the power-hitting Dragons, allowing one run.
The Greyhounds had seven hits, scoring two runs during a crazy chain of events. Kalie Harbison, Hope Davidson, and pinch hitter Rachael Dodd all got on base with hits, with Dodd's single scoring pinch runner Kennedy Powers. Powers ran into the catcher at the plate, the catcher dropped the ball, and Powers scrambled in the dirt to touch the plate for Reidland's first run of the game. Dragons pitcher Kasey Estes hit pinch hitter Maegan Freeman to load the bases, and Miranda Mullen's fielder's choice brought in another run.
Has anyone seen I believe it was Jay Leno's show (pre the Conan fiasco), where they had the game, Make Betty White Flinch? And Betty White had to stand behind a thick sheet of plexi glass and try not to flinch while water balloons, watermelons, etc., were flung at the plexi glass?
I'd like to call this picture, Make Morgan Harrell Flinch, as Harrell tightly closes her eyes to catch the screaming pitch of Cassee Layne. I wish the ump's face was clearer, because I imagine he was just as flinchy, taking several painful foul balls to the face mask in the first game.