FISHERS — Floyds Knobs Community Club beat Pike County (Ill.) 6-1 Wednesday to cap off pool play and clinch the No. 1 seed in the Central Region Tournament.
Floyds Knobs will play Kentucky or Nebraska at 10 a.m. Thursday morning in the quarterfinals at Fishers High School. If FKCC wins it will play at 11 a.m. Friday in the tourney semifinals. The championship game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday.
Wednesday, Elliot Nance led Floyds Knobs to the victory by tossing a complete-game, four-hitter while striking out 10 in the circle and recording two hits, a double and triple, and two RBIs at the plate.
"We had the goal of getting the #1 seed and we had to keep Illinois from scoring less than four runs [to do it]," FKCC manager J.R. Drummond said. "The girls were ready to play, they were dialed in, and Nance had another great performance."
Peyton Drummond added a pair of hits for Floyds Knobs, which tallied three runs in the first inning and three more in the third.
"We scored them all in bunches," Drummond said.
Now Floyds Knobs gets ready for tournament play.
"We're three wins away from Portland, Oregon [and the Little League World Series]," Drummond said. "We've put in a lot of time, a lot of years. The girls are ready, it's their time. We've prepared them to be here, we've just got to go take it."