On Tuesday, South Haven faced another pack of Bulldogs, this time from Otsego. They tried nipping at our heels, hoping to slow us down, but the Rams stomped and kicked back with force and came out on top of the first game 20-5. In the second game, the Bulldogs growled a little louder and were able to hold the Rams’ offense down. The game stayed tied 1-1 until the 4th inning when South Haven capitalized on an error and then a Erin Schneider double to go up 2-1. South Haven’s defense just kept rolling along shutting out Otsego…..until the bottom of the 7th, two outs, nobody on, and two strikes on the batter. The Bulldog batter hit one with her favorite stick and made us go chase it over the fence…home run, tie game 2-2. The next batter made the third out. The International Tie Breaker Rule was put into place. Alley Woodall started on second with no outs. Paeton Hayes bunted her to third and then Liz Johnson rammed one out to right field for a triple, scoring Alley and then scoring herself on a wild throw home. The defense went back to playing great and South Haven won in 8 innings, 4-2.
Lexie Young pitched the whole first game – allowing 3 hits, walking 1, hitting 1 batter, and striking out 5. Alley Woodall pitched the first 3 innings of the second game – allowing 5 hits, walking 1, and striking out 2. Lexie came back to finish the game – allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 9.
Hitting for South Haven – Erin Schneider (3 singles, 2 doubles), Liz Johnson (double, triple), Paeton Hayes (single, double, sac bunt), Alley Woodall (single), Jules Stuckum (single, sac bunt), Karlie Woodall (2 singles, double), Opal Eddy (single, double), and Madison Larkin (2 singles).
The team’s record is now 13-8 and they will be traveling to River Valley this Thursday.