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Big Mo's picks up big win
Foust Construction beats First National
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Big Mo’s won’t have to wait any longer for its first win in the girls 7-8 machine-pitch league. The team got it Tuesday.
Big Mo’s beat Warren Family Practice 8-6 in the first game at Pete Holt Field and Foust Construction finished the night of action with a 10-8 victory over First National Bank.
Big Mo’s came out hot as the first six batters got hits to bring around five runs. Bella Cantrell started the rally with a single, followed by singles from Alyssa Mosley and Mary Martin. Bella Bain brought in two with a single of her own before Sarah Woodruff blasted a double to make it 4-0. Jenna Newby’s single brought around Woodruff to make it a five-run lead.
Warren Family Practice got three runs back when Calley Stinson, Lataya Johnson and Jazlynn Ward singled and scored in the bottom of the first.
Woodruff and Newby helped provide Big Mo’s a cushion in the second inning when they added to their RBI totals. Woodruff knocked in Martin, who started the inning with a single, while Newby scored Bain with a single.
Warren Family Practice battled back as Hailey Simpson, Kara Best and Gracie Caldwell all doubled to start the second, but two runs still left the team behind 7-5 entering the third inning.
Woodruff brought Martin in for a third time with a single in the third inning to give Big Mo’s a lead it wouldn’t let go.
Kaylen Jacobs’ RBI single to score Ashton Reed brought Warren Family Practice within two, but a late strikeout with runners on first and second ended the game.
In Tuesday’s second game, Foust Construction had to weather a late rally by First National Bank to win its fourth game.
First National Bank scored three runs in the top of the fifth, but needed five as Foust Construction won 10-8.
Foust Construction was led on offense by three hits from Hailey Basham and Keyle Rhea. Mia Hobbs, Molly Smith, Emily DeArmond, Jessie Young, Abby Sullivan and Brooklyn Cope added two hits each. Ryleigh Rankin and Bri’Anna Harris chipped in one hit apiece.
Marli McBride, Allison Hudson, Maddox Jones, Mea Starkley, Lauren Mansfield, Halle Smith, Baily Brock and Savanna Hoover each had hits for First National Bank.