The Springfield Lady Tigers exploded for eight runs in the top of the seventh inning to break open a tie game and defeat the Lowellville Lady Rockets by a score of 14-6.
Down one run and entering the visitors half of the sixth inning, Springfield’s Cassie Bacon hit a two out double, driving in Makenzie Capouellez to knot the game at six runs. Springfield shut down Lowellville in order in the bottom half of the inning. Then, in the top of the seventh, Springfield scored eight runs to close the doors on Lowellville. Jacqueline Kish spearheaded the seventh inning offensive explosion as she led off the inning with a single, and later scored the first run of the inning. In her second at bat of the inning, Kish hit a double that drove in two runs. Other key hits in the inning were an RBI single by Marlie Applegarth, a two run double by Cassie Bacon and a two run single by sister Carlee Bacon.
Jacqueline Kish and Cassie Bacon led Springfield’s seventeen-hit attack with four hits each. Kish hit three singles and a double, drove in three runs and scored twice. Bacon hit a pair of singles, a pair of doubles and drove in three runs. Molly Pontius and Marlie Applegarth each hit a pair of singles and drove in one. Carlee Bacon hit a single and a double and drove in three. Makenzie Capouellez hit a pair of singles and scored twice. Abby Joseph hit a double, drove in three and scored once. Rebecca Catlos scored three runs and Mya Duskey scored twice.
Abby Joseph went the distance for Springfield and picked up the mound win. Joseph scattered nine hits, struck out three, and walked two batters.
For Lowellville, Maddie Kelly hit a single and a double. Kennedy Kelly and Callie Kester both smacked a pair of singles. Olivia Sotlar, Marissa Lellio and Sabreina Torres each hit a single.
Springfield improved their season record to 16-3 and 11-2 in the conference.