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STORM EARN A SPOT IN PLATINUM BRACKET

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

Steel Valley Storm beat The Mill Fastpitch Lakers 16U 8-4 on Saturday to punch a spot in the Platinum Bracket at the All Sanctioned World Series

Steel Valley Storm got on the board in the first inning when Lorelei Monk induced Christina Montgomery to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.

Steel Valley Storm notched three runs in the sixth inning. Laci Jurus and Montgomery each drove in runs during the inning.

Gretchen Bartels got the win for Steel Valley Storm. The righty lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out five.

Monk took the loss for The Mill Fastpitch Lakers. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing eight runs on six hits and striking out one.

Steel Valley Storm socked one home run on the day. Bartels had a dinger in the first inning.

Gabby Goddard led Steel Valley Storm with two hits in three at bats.

The Mill Fastpitch Lakers collected eight hits on the day. Dathal Guzman and Miabella Collazo all managed multiple hits.

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