Lady Knights comeback earns win over rival Lawrenceburg
AURORA- The South Dearborn Lady Knights hosted Lawrenceburg on Tuesday evening. The Lady Tigers held the lead until SD tied the game in the fifth inning. The Lady Knights added four more runs in the sixth inning while Lawrenceburg mustered just two in their final frame. South Dearborn claimed a 7-5 victory and improved their record to 5-2 on the season. The Lady Tigers record is now 2-3.
Lawrenceburg got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when Brooklynn Couch doubled, then Ava Hall singled to centerfield scoring Couch, and putting LHS up 1-0. Meghan Heinsman led off the second inning for the Lady Tigers and on a two ball one strike count, she ripped a flyball to deep center for a homerun. Heinsman’s next at bat in the third inning resulted in a double scoring Hall and making it a 3-0 ballgame in Lawrenceburg’s favor.
The Lady Knights were able to get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning when Carli Walter hit an RBI double scoring Lakota Vincent. Two batters later senior Emma Seaver singled to knock in Walter, and it was a one-run game after three frames. SD tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth inning when Seaver connected again, this time with an RBI double, scoring Kori Cornett. The Lady Knights added to their total in the bottom of the sixth inning. A double by Walter scored Ava Cutter, and another Seaver double with the bases loaded knocked in three-runs for SD putting them up 7-3. Lawrenceburg attempted a comeback in the top of the seventh inning when Couch homered with a runner on. Walter was in the circle for the Lady Knights making a relief appearance and she retired the next two LHS hitters earning the win with a 7-5 victory.
Cornett started the game for SD and went 2.2 innings, giving up four hits, three runs, three walks, and two strikeouts. Walter finished the game and in 4.1 innings she had 2 strikeouts and gave up two hits.
Haylee Palmer was the starting pitcher for LHS, and she went 2.2 innings with one strikeout and allowed just one run. Hall finished the game for the Lady Tigers and tossed 3.1 innings, giving up six runs and striking out three.
Seaver finished the game going three for five with five RBIs. Cutter, Walter, and Cornett all had a pair of hits for SD. Couch and Heinsman both had a pair of hits for Lawrenceburg.
South Dearborn is back in action this evening when they host Jac-Cen-Del at 6pm. The Lady Tigers will travel to take on Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday for a 5:30 game.