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CORTLAND, OH- Despite a 4-run deficit in the sixth inning, Lakeview almost came all the way back, eventually falling 9-8 to Struthers on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs scored three runs in the failed comeback on a fielder’s choice by Cait Kelm and a single by Laura Garvin.  Lakeview collected eight hits and Struthers had eight in the high-scoring affair.

Lakeview got on the board in the first inning when Beady Titus singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.  After Struthers scored three runs in the top of the sixth, The Lady Dogsy answered with three of their own. Struthers scored when Farrar singled, scoring two runs and Ferguson singled, scoring one. Lakeview then answered when Pezzone induced Kelm to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored and Garvin singled, scoring two runs.

Struthers took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Farrar singled, scoring one run, an error scored one run for Struthers, and Bova singled, scoring one run.

Pezzone led the Struthers to victory in the pitcher’s circle. She lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs while striking out 12.

Kelm took the loss for Lakeview. She went five innings, allowing nine runs on seven hits and striking out six.

Offensively, Lakeview tallied eight hits in the game. Titus and Kelm each racked up multiple hits for LakeviewTitus led the team with three hits in four at-bats.

Struthers had eight hits in the game. Farrar and Ferguson each managed multiple hits for Struthers. Farrar went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Struthers in hits. Struthers was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Ferguson made the most plays with 11.


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