CORTLAND OH- In a Northeast 8 thriller, after trailing 7-3 the Poland Seminary Lady Bulldogs scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to pull off an upset of rival Lakeview.
The suspended game from Monday evening started in the top of the 4th with Poland ahead by 3-1 margin. Lakeview scored 5 runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to pull ahead by four runs.
The bottom half of the seventh inning started with a groundout to the shortstop followed by a single from junior Poland catcher Sophia D’Angelo. A popout to the first baseman really put Poland’s back against the wall with two outs. Senior Emily Denney singled, followed by another from senior center fielder Connie Cougras and shortstop Mary Brant. Then senior second baseman Abby Farber doubled bringing the score to 7-6 Lakeview. Lakeview intentionally walked Katie McDonald and on the first pitch, sophomore first baseman Leanne Williams hit a walk-off double bringing in the tying and go-ahead run to the plate for the Bulldogs.
Lakeview pounded 13 hits in the contest including a home run and double by Hallie Capan, and Kylie Imes collecting 3 hits including a double.
In the nightcap, Poland’s offense exploded for 14 runs off 9 hits and gave Katie McDonald the shutout on the mound in a 14-0 victory. The win gave Poland the double header sweep.
Katie McDonald helped her cause with 2 hits including a double along with Emily Denney who collected 2 hits with a double. McDonald tallied 7 strikeouts in the contest scattering only 3 hits.
Contributed By John Boccieri