Seventh inning rally lifts Lady Apaches over Knights

by Gary Andrews

The Wabash and Southwood softball teams met Wednesday with both teams looking to pick up their first win of the season. With the game being tight the entire time, Wabash used a two run seventh inning for a come from behind 4-3 win.

Wabash took the early lead in the first. With Chloe Mullett and Montana Castro on first and third after a Castro single, Destiny Collins flew out to center field, driving home Mullett for a 1-0 lead after one.

The Knights would even things up in the second. Logan Hensley started things off with a single and after a pop up Jessica Foley was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Makayla Ridegeway then drew a walk to load the bases and after a strike out Abby Grossnickle walked to force home a run and tie the game.

Southwood would take their first lead in the third when Skylar Chain walked, a pitch hit Logan Hensley and Bailey Lundmark walked to load the bases with one out. Jessica Foley then walked to bring in the go ahead run to make it 2-1. Wabash pitcher Destiny Collins then mowed down the next two Knight hitters to minimize the damage.

Wabash would knot the game at 2 in the fourth. Destiny Collins singled and was followed by a Catina McCord single. A passed ball moved the runners to second and third and after a strike out Shannon Davis flew out to center, driving home a run to knot the score. Southwood pitcher Bailey Lundmark worked her way out of the jam in a 2-2 tie.

The Knights would grab the lead back in the sixth. With two outs Skylar Chain drew a walk and was followed with an rbi double from Brooke Elliott to put Southwood up 3-2.

The Lady Apaches had one more shot in the bottom of the seventh, trailing 3-2. With one out Montana Castro hit a one hopper off the left field fence for a double, then pinch runner Ckiley Hawk was drove home with a Destiny Collins double to tie the score. Collins advanced to third on the throw. Catina McCord then became the hero, lacing a single up the middle to drive home Collins for the winning run, 4-3.

Posted on 2014 Apr 08