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July 3, 2014

Three 7th inning runs give Redettes win

CENTERVILLE — A passed ball would bring home the walk-off run for the Centerville Redettes Tuesday, as they recorded a 4-3 victory over the Davis County Lady Mustangs in South Central Conference softball action.

The game had begun on Monday, but was called due to lightning with two-outs in the top of the second. The rest of the game was played Tuesday evening.

After Sara Howard drew a walk in the second inning, she would score on a double by Alyssa Barger to give the Redettes an early 1-0 lead after two innings of play.

Davis County would respond back in the top of the fourth with three runs to take a 3-1 lead. Whitney Madden hit a lead off single to start the inning. M’Chelle Allen would then hit a two-run, one-out home run over left-centerfield to drive herself and Madden in to score. Before the Redettes would get out of the inning, Bayle Walker would score Davis County’s third run of the inning on an error.

Centerville would strand the bases loaded in the fifth inning and would leave two runners on in the sixth.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Redettes came back from their 3-1 deficit to earn the win.

Three consecutive singles loaded the bases for the Redettes. Barger reached first base on a fielder’s choice, which resulted in Rachel Valentine being forced out at the plate for the first out of the inning.

Kiley Micetich would hit a single that would plate Lexi Riggall and Sara Howard, tying the game at 3-3. Barger would eventually come home on a passed ball three pitches later, securing the win for the Redettes.

Centerville (16-13, 3-6 in SCC) hosted Central Lee yesterday and will end the regular season at home against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont tonight. They’ll begin their post-season road on Tuesday in Osceola against Clarke.

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