Edward Jones and Netherton Dentistry went up against each other Thursday night in the girls 7-9 championship game at Pete Holt Field. Edward Jones advanced to the championship by defeating Carbide CrossFit on Monday night.
Netherton Dentistry made it to the championship game by defeating Tennessee Warehouse, 16-14, earlier in the evening and needed two victories over Edward Jones to capture the title.
Edward Jones only lost one game all season and it kept it that way by defeating Netherton Dentistry in game one of the championship series but not without Netherton Dentistry putting up a fight, capturing the title 12-2 thanks to solid defense in the field and timely hitting at the plate.
Halle Lowe, Lily Rains, Jerra Jones, Callie Joe Roberts, Kia Ann King, and Makayla Cagle led Edward Jones at the plate in the victory as they all had two hits apiece. Maggy Mai Whiles and Brooklyn Lusk added a hit each.
In the loss for Netherton Dentistry, Lauren Hinshaw and Susanna Netherton both hit RBI singles to provide the team’s only two runs.
After Netherton Dentistry went down in order in the top of the first inning, Edward Jones jumped out to a five-run lead in the bottom of the inning.
Lowe, Jones, Roberts, King and Cagle all came around to score thanks to RBI singles and Edward Jones had a comfortable lead, 5-0, after one.
Both teams failed to score in the second and after Susanna Netherton’s RBI single in the top of the third to trim the deficit to four, 5-1, Edward Jones stretched the lead to nine in the bottom of the inning.
Lily Rains hit a single to the outfield to begin the bottom of the inning for Edward Jones and that was followed two batters later with Robert’s 3-RBI, inside-the-park-home run, to put Edward Jones up, 8-1.
Two more runs were added to the Edward Jones lead later in the inning as they built a nine-run lead, 10-1, after three.
Netherton managed to only score a run in the top half of the fourth, making it an eight-run deficit, 10-2, and Edward Jones needed two runs to clinch the championship.
Lowe drove in Cagle from second with an RBI double and that was followed by Rains securing the win with an RBI single, scoring Lusk and winning the game for Edward Jones, 12-2.