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3A softball: Freshman's bat stays hot for SPC

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Catholic's Kristy Fudge may be a freshman, but the youngster's bat has been a key to the Barons success this season.

Fudge has hit for extra bases in the Barons' past four games. Friday against Tampa Catholic with a berth to the region final on the line, Fudge drove an outside pitch down the rightfield line for a standup triple in her first at-bat to help the Barons defeat the Crusaders 2-1.

The victory was the fourth in four tries for SPC (25-3) over Tampa Catholic.

"Last time we played (Tampa Catholic pitcher Tory Bohanan), she was throwing screwballs outside to me," Fudge said. "So, I knew she was going to try to go outside. I got up on the plate and waited for her to give me something I could hit."

Fudge's triple came with one out in the bottom of the first, after Tampa Catholic (16-4) took a 1-0 lead. The Crusaders' Kathryn Spack reached on an error to start the game, stole second and came home on Christina Piazza's RBI single.

With Fudge at third, the Barons' Madison Sagnowich walked and stole second to put runners in scoring position. Nikki Parker followed with an RBI groundout to score Fudge. Saganowich, who moved to third on the groundout, was awarded home after Bohanan was called for a balk.

"We only had one inning, and it wasn't a bad inning, they just got a clean base hit," Fudge said. "And of course we came back from 4-0 (in the district final), so why couldn't we do it 1-0?"

SPC starter Chloe Saganowich held the Crusaders to four hits and struck out five. She worked out of a jam in the fourth, stranding runners on the corners with one out.

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