Lady Bears elude St. Al

Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013

     The West Lincoln Lady Bears captured a big 10-9 victory over the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes in an 8-inning marathon Tuesday to conclude the Region 7-1A softball race.

     In the eighth, St. Al claimed a 1-run lead at 9-8, before West Lincoln fought back to win the game with a bases-loaded two RBI single by Heather Moak.

      “Good win,” said West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd. “The girls had a hard time adjusting to  their pitcher and it showed at the plate on offense. Overall, I was pleased with our effort. We kept fighting and made the plays to get the win.”

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     The Lady Bears (13-11, 4-2) secured second place in the region race and start the Class 1A state playoffs Saturday. West Lincoln will host a double-header, or tripleheader if necessary, against the Weir Lady Lions. Game time has not been set.

     The Lady Flashes, coached by Gene Rogillio, conclude their season with an 11-9 record and a 2-4 worksheet in region action.

W. Lincoln 10, St. Al 9

     The Lady Flashes and Lady Bears provided plenty of offensive action for their fans. They battled back-and-forth in a close ball game.

     The Lady Flashes rallied in the top of the sixth inning to take an 8-5 lead, but West Lincoln answered  in the bottom of the sixth to tie  the game at 8-all.

     Malori Hall was the winning pitcher for the Lady Bears in two innings pitched, with no strikeouts and one walk. Micah Redd (5K, 0BB) started.

     Avery Parman suffered the loss for the Lady Flashes with four strikeouts, five walks and two hit batters.

     Shortstop Layton Sills sparked West Lincoln’s offense with three singles. Katie Hester and Brianna Fauver fueled the flames with a pair of singles. Hitting safely were Millane Lewis, Redd and Moak.

     Mallory McGuffee was the offensive leader for St. Al with a double and a single. Michelle Howington, Madison Heggins and Parman hit two singles apiece. Perry Gillis, Kelsey Davidson and Samantha Kelly hit safely.

     “Overall, we played a good game,” said Rogillio. “We are a very young team with only one senior on the squad. It is tough to loose the last game of the season, but we are excited about our chances next season.”