BELOIT OH- West Branch found themselves down 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday against Marlington. The Warriors got a run across, and loaded the bases with 1 out. The Dukes reliever Ashlyn Maurer got out of the jam with only one run across to secure the victory 5-3.
The game started out as a pitcher’s duel with both teams struggling to get runners on. Marlington struck first when interference was called at third base while a Duke runner was trying to round the bag to head home. In the third inning however, the Warriors found a spark as Jordan Anderson launched a home run off the score board, and Sydney Mercer hit a RBI triple to give West Branch a 2-1 lead.
Marlington bounced back in the next inning though as they scored 4 runs with 2 outs. Their big inning was capped by an Ava Collins 2 run home run.
Despite giving up the 5 runs, Anderson still gave the Dukes trouble in the circle, striking out 11.