STREETSBORO OH- It was a long day for the Steel Valley Storm. They played four games in 8 hours. In their fourth game, the Silver Bracket Championship they found victory, and some hardware. An eight-run third inning led Steel Valley Storm to a 13-3 win. Steel Valley Storm’s offense in the inning was led by Leah Habeger, Christina Montgomery, Maddie Wymer, Gabby Goddard, and Raegan Cool, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Steel Valley Storm opened up scoring in the first inning when Olivia LaCivita singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
Steel Valley Storm took the lead for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second Montgomery grounded out, scoring one run.
Steel Valley Storm put up eight runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Montgomery, Goddard, and Habeger, a walk by Wymer, a fielder’s choice by Cool, and a double by Habeger.
Sophia LaCivita earned the victory in the pitcher’s circle for Steel Valley Storm. The righty went four innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and walking one.
Sydney Hillyard took the loss for the Akron Racers. Hillyard allowed seven hits and five runs over two and two-thirds innings, walking one.
Steel Valley Storm had 11 hits in the game. Goddard, Habeger, Wymer, and Montgomery each racked up multiple hits. Montgomery, Wymer, Habeger, and Goddard each managed two hits to lead. Ava Freeborough was voted as the MVP of the championship game by the Akron Racers.
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Postgame Interview With Ava Freeborough: