NORTH JACKSON OH-
Western Reserve stayed in it until the end, but Jackson Milton pulled away late in a 10-7 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at seven with the Blue Jays batting in the bottom of the sixth when Emily Fultz doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Despite the loss, Western Reserve did collect nine hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately for them, Jackson Milton had 17 hits on the way to victory.
The Blue Devils got things moving in the first inning, when Hannah Heath doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
The Blue Jays evened things up at seven in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jenna Jones singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
After Western Reserve scored two runs in the top of the fourth, Milton answered with two of their own. Western Reserve scored when Heath singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. Jackson Milton then answered when Chelsea Williams doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and Macayle Thornhill singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Thornhill led the Blue Jays to victory on the rubber. The hurler allowed three hits and one run over three and two-thirds innings, walking one.
Heath took the loss for Western Reserve. The bulldog surrendered four runs on eight hits over two innings, striking out three and walking one.
Joanie Dagnan started the game for Western Reserve. The pitcher surrendered six runs on nine hits over four innings, striking out two and walking zero. Riley Headley started the game for the Jays. The bulldog surrendered six runs on six hits over three and a third innings, striking out four
Western Reserve collected nine hits on the day. Caylee Selley, Ally Jones, and Heath all collected multiple hits. Selley went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead.
Jackson Milton racked up 17 hits. Headley, Fultz, Williams, Kaitlynn Bierdeman, and Ava Darney all had multiple hits. Headley led with four hits in four at bats.
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