WHEELING, WV- The Crestview Lady Rebels are Champions of the OVAC. Much more beautiful, they did it their way in a battle-tested 1-0 victory on Monday.
In the top of the first inning, Magnolia would leave 2 runners stranded, which in the end would be their bugaboo. In the bottom of the frame, Haley Eskra would lay down a bunt down the first base line, make it safely to first then advancing to second base on the overthrow. Then, two batters later- with the count 2-0 on Karsyn Moore the next pitch would be in the dirt for a passed ball and Haley Eskra would race home to score making it 1-0.
That would be all the Rebels would get. Fortunately, thanks to great pitching and team defense- that’s all the Rebels would need.
This is Crestview’s first OVAC 3A Championship, they improve to 18-4 on the season. With this win, the Lady Rebels would break the wins record for a season; breaking the record that went back to 1997 & 2014.
Kaedyn Sutton went the distance striking out 6, walking one and giving up 6 hits. That was Sutton’s 12th win of the season.