Chadron Pushes Scottsbluff, Falls Late 8-3 (Updated)


The Chadron High softball team gave Scottsbluff a run for their money on Tuesday, losing 8-3.

The Bearcats entered the game averaging 15 runs per contest.

Falling behind 1-0 early on, the Cardinals rallied for a 3-1 lead in the 3rd inning before Scottsbluff used a five run 4th to reclaim the lead and never gave it back.

Scottsbluff added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th.

Both teams collected 8 hits on the night but the Cardinals committed 3 errors.

Maci Rutledge, Demaris Kelso, and Josslyn Pourier each had an RBI.  

Rutledge went the distance in the circle with a pair of strikeouts and 2 walks, giving up 3 earned runs.

Chadron is now 2-4 on the season while Scottsbluff improves to 8-1.

Chadron turns their attention to this Saturday’s McCook Tourney where they will open with Gering at 9:45 am.

North Platte and Holdrege are also on Chadron’s side of the bracket.  McCook, Alliance, and Gothenburg make up the top half with the Bison getting the bye into the semifinals.

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