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With two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Bruton strung together six runs to help pull off an 8-5 home win against Grafton on Tuesday.
Grafton started out well, scoring a run in the top of the first inning thanks to a Marika Whitlatch RBI. In the top of the second inning, Shannon Hallingstad added to Grafton’s lead when she homered over the center-field fence to put the Clippers up 2-0.
Two more Grafton runs in the top of the third seemed to be putting the game out of reach until the Panthers made their move in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Kelcee Harrod started the two-out rally with a two-run single to center field that gave way to an RBI single by Sarah Mazinek. Two at-bats later, Bruton tied the game on an Ashley Cordner RBI single.
A fielding error by Grafton pitcher Kayley Cox allowed Mazinek to score, putting the Panthers on top for the first time. Kelsey Sluss capped the six-run inning by smacking a two-run single to center field, giving Bruton a 7-4 lead.
Bruton (6-11), which has won two of its last three games, will host New Kent at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Grafton (13-5) has now lost three of its last four games and will look to snap its cold streak during a road trip to Poquoson on Friday.
Grafton: 112;000;1 — 5 8 3
Bruton: 001;610;x — 8 10 3
WP: Kelsey Sluss
LP: Kayley Cox
Grafton: Marika Whitlatch (1-4, RBI), Tara Deck (RBI)
Bruton: Kelsey Sluss (1-4, 2 RBIs), DaSha Hill (3-4, 2 R)
York Holds Off Tabb
Devon Smith and Maddi Capps each drove in runs during the top of the seventh inning to lead York to a 6-3 road win against Tabb on Tuesday.
York got on the board in the top of the first inning after Capps drew a bases-loaded walk to put the Falcons up 1-0. Capps crossed home plate in the top of the fourth inning as Molly Rogerson smacked a sacrifice fly.
The Tigers responded in the bottom of the fourth inning as Kendall Wooddell scored off an RBI double from Alexis Gore, who allowed four earned runs and nine hits over seven innings for Tabb.
Leading 2-1, Tabb’s Haley Winfree drilled a two-run double to right field that put the Tigers up 4-1.
Tabb mounted one final comeback in the bottom of the sixth as Beth Ann Hall and Gore scored on passed balls. While the Tigers would cut York’s lead to 4-3, the game would remain out of reach.
York (11-5) will look to build on a two-game winning streak when the Falcons host Smithfield on Friday. Tabb (9-9) will visit Jamestown at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
York: 100;120;2 — 6 9 0
Tabb: 000;102;0 — 3 6 1
WP: Chelsea Evans
LP: Alexis Gore
York: Haley Winfree (1-4, 2 RBIs), Maddi Capps (2-3, 2 RBIs)
Tabb: Amber Verstynen (3-4), Alexis Gore (1-1, RBI)
Warhill Blows By Jamestown
Warhill’s softball team cruised past Jamestown in six innings Tuesday, defeating the Eagles 10-0 at home in six innings.
Colby Norris put Warhill on the board in the bottom of the first inning after doubling to center field, bringing in two runs. Two at-bats later, Olivia Schulz scored on a wild pitch, putting the Lions up 3-0.
The Lions tacked on five more runs in the bottom of the third inning to extend their lead to 8-0.
A pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning pushed the Warhill lead to 10 runs, enough to draw the 10-run rule and end the game.
Warhill (15-3) has won seven consecutive games and will look to keep that streak going on the road against Lafayette on Friday. Jamestown (2-15) has lost three straight games and will look to right the ship at home against Tabb on Friday.
Jamestown: 000;000 — 0 2 3
Warhill: 305;002 — 10 11 0
WP: Keely Rochard
LP: Arianna Reynolda
Jamestown: Madison Maharty (1-1)
Warhill: Colby Norris (3-4, 2 RBIs), Lindsey Davis (1-3, 2 RBIs)