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After surrendering seven runs over the first two innings, Tabb responded by putting up nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull off a major 10-8 comeback at home against New Kent on Wednesday.
The Trojans jumped on Tabb starting pitcher Alexis Gore early, hitting three consecutive doubles before New Kent scored another run on a fielding error.
Leading 4-0, New Kent continued to rough up Gore in the top of the second inning, hitting an RBI single before bringing in two more runs on a Stephanie Torrence triple to right field.
Down 7-0, Ashley Adams came into the game in relief of Gore, who lasted 1 1/3 innings. Adams forced two straight outs to get the Tigers out of the second-inning jam.
Trailing 8-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Tigers strung together nine runs to take the lead.
A single, hit-by-pitch and walk to start the inning set the stage for the comeback.
With the bases loaded, Amber Verstynen drew a walk that brought in a run. Two at-bats later, Adams followed suit by earning a run on a walk.
Down 8-3, Kendall Wooddell hit an RBI single to right field that drove in another run. The next at-bat, Beth Ann Hall walked to bring in another run.
Tabb’s Mandi Herget struck out during the next at-bat, giving the Tigers two outs in the inning. Mandi’s sister, Alicia, stepped to the plate and delivered an RBI single to right field to keep the rally alive.
A New Kent fielding error allowed Jade DeSimone to reach base and Kendall Wooddell to reach home, putting Tabb down 8-7.
After starting the inning seven runs down, Skyler Crees hit a three-run double to put Tabb in the lead 10-8.
While the Tigers offense exploded, Adams pitched a strong 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and one earned run during the win.
Tabb will hope to win its third consecutive game as the Tigers take on Smithfield on the road 4:30 p.m. Friday.
New Kent: 430;010;0 – 8 12 4
Tabb: 001;090;x – 10 7 1
WP: Ashley Adams
LP: Destiny Eberhard
New Kent: Brittany LaPrade (3-4, 3 RBIs), Stephanie Torrence (2-4, 3 RBIs)
Tabb: Skyler Crees (1-2, 3 RBIs), Alicia Herget (2-3, RBI), Kendall Wooddell (2-4, RBI)
Warhill Loses Second Straight Game
Kieran McClure went 2 for 3 from the plate during Warhill’s 3-1 road loss to Smithfield on Wednesday.
McClure tried to spark the Warhill (8-3) offense in the top of the fourth inning when she led off the inning with a triple to left field. Two at-bats later, Hayley Schulz hit a sac fly to bring her home.
Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Smithfield answered with an RBI triple of its own. Meredith Throckmorton hit a long fly ball to center field that scored Hannah Rogers to give the Packers a 3-1 lead.
Warhill starting pitcher Keely Rochard threw six innings, striking out 10 batters and giving up five hits in the losing effort.
The loss marks the first time the Lions have lost back-to-back games this season. Warhill will hope to rebound on the road against York at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Warhill: 000;100;0 – 1 4 0
Smithfield: 002;001;x – 3 5 2
WP: Sydney Gay
LP: Keely Rochard
Warhill: Hayley Schulz (1-3, RBI), Kieran McClure (2-3, R)
Smithfield: Libby Darden (2-3, 2 RBIs), Meredith Throckmorton (1-2, RBI)