Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity ran off with the lead late in the game in a 9-8 victory over Salem Hills on Thursday. The game was tied at six with Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity batting in the top of the eighth when Emma Ross singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity collected 11 hits and Salem Hills had 11.
In the first inning, Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity got their offense started. An error scored one run for Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Salem Hills tied things up at six. Tess Newitt singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Salem Hills scored three runs in the third inning. The offensive firepower by Salem Hills was led by Sage Parish and Lexi Bishop, all driving in runs in the inning.
Ellie Jackson led things off on the rubber for Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity. Jackson allowed 11 hits and seven runs over eight innings, striking out three.
Sarley Newitt was in the circle for Salem Hills. The bulldog lasted eight innings, allowing 11 hits and seven runs while striking out one and walking zero.
Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity tallied one home run on the day. Jackson went yard in the third inning.
Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity racked up 11 hits on the day. Shaylee Christensen, McKenna Cherrington, and Ross all collected multiple hits for Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity.
Christensen went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity in hits. Maple Mountain Eagles Varsity didn’t commit a single error in the field. Lydia Tibbals had six chances in the field, the most on the team.
Salem Hills tallied 11 hits on the day. Jaci Warner and Taylan Haveron all had multiple hits for Salem Hills. Warner led Salem Hills with three hits in four at bats.
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