The Elks Lodge No. 530 Gamecocks and the Investors Heritage Tigers won consolation bracket games in the Minor League softball tournament Friday at Lakeview Park.
The Gamecocks and Tigers will play each other tonight at 5:30, and the winner will take on the loser of the championship bracket final at 6:45.
The KECU Huskies and Capital City Trophy Jayhawks square off in the winners bracket final tonight at 5:30.
Elks Lodge No. 530 Gamecocks 3,
CCU Sun Devils 2
CCU scored one run in the top of the first inning when Kaylee Redmon hit a single and scored on a triple by Jade Smith.
In the bottom half of the inning, Reagan Comer singled and scored on a double by Madeline Shipley. Sophia Charles singled but both runners were left on base to make the score 1-1.
In the bottom of the third inning, Trinity Gottler hit a double but was thrown out going home to end the scoring threat.
Sadie Weaver blasted a home run in the top of the fourth to give CCU a 2-1 lead. Not to be outdone, Charles led off the bottom of the fourth with a single and scored on a double by Brina Barnett. Barnett came around and scored on an errant throw to give the Gamecocks the 3-2 win.
Charles pitched and picked up the win for the Elks Lodge No. 530.
Dungan pitched for CCU.
Investors Heritage Tigers 9,
Peach Rentals Rams 2
Ellie Roberts opened the bottom of the first inning with a single and scored on a double by Jekylah Cook, and Kylie Johnson singled to score Cook. Johnson stole second and scored on a single by Jordan Harris to make the score 3-0 in favor of Investors Heritage.
In the bottom of the second, the Tigers scored two more runs when Janay Cook walked, stole second and scored on a single by Amiya Gordon. Kennedy Johnson walked and Lauren McGaughey singled to score Gordon to make the score 5-0.
The Tigers scored four more runs in the bottom of the third. Roberts and Johnson both singled. Harris singled to score Roberts, and Janay Cook doubled to clear the bases. Cook came around to score on an errant throw to make the score 9-0.
In the top of the fourth, the Rams mounted a rally when Abbie Hall singled, stole second and scored on a single by Olivia Turner. Turner came around to score on a single by Kaylee Hockensmith to make the final score 9-2. Hall also had a single in the first inning.
Kylie Johnson and Jordan Harris pitched for Investors Heritage.
Lacey Hockensmith and Hall pitched for Peach Rentals.