Thompson Warriors took the lead for good in the fifth inning to capture a back-and-forth game from Hillcrest by a 19-11 score on Thursday. The game was tied at 11 with Thompson Warriors batting in the bottom of the fifth when Kelsey Edwards singled, driving in one run.
Kennedy Foote led Thompson Warriors to victory by driving in six runs. She went 3-for-5 at the plate. Foote drove in runs on a single in the first, a home run in the fifth, and a single in the fifth.
Hillcrest captured the lead in the first inning. With zero outs in the first inning PlayerC drove in one run when she singled.
After Hillcrest scored one run in the top of the third, Thompson Warriors answered with one of their own. Hillcrest scored when PlayerD homered off of Madison Plunkett, driving in one run. Thompson Warriors then answered when Kendall DeRamus hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
Hillcrest scored five runs in the fourth inning. The big inning for Hillcrest came thanks to a single by PlayerA, a home run by PlayerB, a single by PlayerF, and a walk by PlayerH.
Bailey Whitfield earned the win for Thompson Warriors . She tossed three and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs, four hits, and striking out three.
Plunkett started the game for Thompson Warriors . She went three and a third innings, surrendering nine runs, ten hits, and walking zero.
Home runs for Thompson Warriors came when Madison Bubel homered in the first and fifth innings, Kelsey Hutchison homered in the first inning, and Foote homered in the fifth inning. Home runs for Hillcrest came when PlayerB homered in the fourth inning and PlayerD homered in the third inning.
Thompson Warriors collected 22 hits. Foote, DeRamus, Macie Crumpton, Bubel, Mikayla Touhey, Lauren Haskins, and Kelsey Edwards each collected multiple hits for Thompson Warriors . Touhey, Bubel, Crumpton, DeRamus, and Foote.
Hillcrest had 14 hits in the game. PlayerA, PlayerB, PlayerD, and PlayerH each collected multiple hits for Hillcrest.
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