On Thursday, May 10, the Seneca Indians traveled to North Crawford for some Ridge and Valley Conference softball action.
It was a game filled with plenty of errors and plenty of good hitting. The Trojans led 7-2 going into the third inning, but that’s when the Indians’ bats came alive. Seneca put up five runs in the third inning to tie it up. The Trojans did not score in the third inning, and the game was still tied 7-7 going into the fourth inning.
The Trojans put up three more runs in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth inning. So, North Crawford went into the sixth inning, leading 12-7.
Seneca rallied by scoring four runs in the sixth inning and one run in the seventh inning to tie the score 12-12. North Crawford did not score in the seventh, leaving the score tied, as the game went into extra innings.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Indians scored two more runs, to lead the Trojans 14-12. However, things weren’t over quite yet.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, North Crawford managed to load the bases, thanks in part to two batters walked by the Indians. The Trojans then managed a hit that forced a run home. The next Trojan batter was walked to load the bases again. After a fly ball to center, another Trojan scored after tagging.
The Trojans had managed to tie up the game at 14-14, and now needed to bring in a run for the win.
The next Trojan batter hit it as well to center field, and the final run came home to win the game for the Trojans 15-14 in eight innings of play.
North Crawford’s Nicole Greene was the winning the pitcher with six strikeouts and nine batters walked in seven innings. Miranda Randall drew two walks and two hits to scoring three runs for the Trojans. Sands Martin went four for five and scored two runs for the Trojans.
Heather Wall hit a homerun for the Indians.