Denning and Cantrell and BT Technology met Monday night in girls 7-9 tournament action to see who would go forward to play Tennessee Warehouse, which squeaked out a 8-7 win over Triple C Nursery.
In the high-scoring game, both teams were driven to success and it was fifth inning scores by hitters Jenna Mullins and McKenzie Hullet that gave the BT Technology crew the thin edge for victory, 12-11.
Denning and Cantrell’s Brooke Kesey and Kaydence Crouch added 2 runs for an early first-inning lead.
BT Technology started the game out strong scoring the maximum 5 runs as Hullett, Aubrey Oleksik, Ally Grizzle, Brocke Wilson and Abby Graves all scored in the bottom of the inning for a 5-2 ballgame.
In some back and forth action, Denning and Cantrell did an almost complete audit of their batting lineup with Kesey, Ruby Denning, Chloe Hayes, Bella Campbell, Channing Cummins, Olivia Eckel and Boey Adams all tacked on runs to the tally gaining the upper hand with a 9-5 lead after two.
BT Technology would have another 5-run inning in the third, as Mullins, Hullet (with 3 runs on the night), Oleksik, Grizzle and Wilson all scored for a 10-9 lead.
Adams, who totaled 3 runs on the night, would score the last 2 runs for Denning and Cantrell, with 1 run in the third and again in the fifth for an 11-10 lead going into the bottom of the fifth.
BT Technology will play Tennessee Warehouse on Monday at 6:30 p.m.