NEWTON FALLS, OH- The Lady Rebels love putting in overtime during the softball season. Crestview won 6-5 in 12 innings at Newton Falls on Monday Night.
Newton Falls would score 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th and 1 in the 5th making the score 4-0. For the Rebels in the top of the 6th, Olivia Strank would get walked then Kaedyn Sutton would hit a line drive to the fence scoring Strank from 1st. Skyler Mattern would lay down a sac bunt scoring Shianna Mathes from third, cutting the score in half, 4-2.
In the top of the 7th, Baylie Bettura would lead off the inning with a single, with one out Ashton Hughes would lay down a perfect bunt advancing Bettura to second base. Bettura would score on an overthrow and Hughes would end up on third. Haley Eskra then would get hit by the pitch. Then with runners on second and third base with no outs, Sutton would then hit another rocket-scoring Hughes and Eskra giving the Rebels a 5-4 lead. That lead didn’t last long as Newton Falls would tie the score in the bottom of the inning.
Both teams would go scoreless till the top of the 12th. With two outs in the top of the 12th Karsyn Moore would draw a walk then Mattern would hit a line drive advancing Moore to third. With the count 2-2 with 2 outs Moore would score the eventual winning run on a passed ball.
Sutton would end up with 2 hits and 3 RBI’s, Bettura had 2 hits, Moore, Mattern, and Hughes each added a hit. For Newton Falls, Tara Bacherms had 3 hits, Zoe McElrath and Joel Hood each added two hits. Sutton picked up the win for the Lady Rebels.
Crestview improves to 19-4 on the season and will host Newton Falls on Wednesday.
*Contributed by Greg Eskra