A five run outburst in the seventh inning, launched the Sidney Cowgirls’ passed Stanton, 8-3, on Friday, June 8, at Stanton.
In the seventh inning, Jolie Sheldon and Danica Laumann walked. With Sheldon at third, Camryn McClintock hit a sacrifice fly ball to put Sidney on top 4-3. Tia McClane came up to bat later in the inning, and hit a two RBI single. Olivia Larsen finished off the rally by hitting a base hit to score the fifth run of the inning.
Heading into the top half of the fourth inning Sidney found themselves down 3-0. Zoe Moores grounded out, but in the process Liz Lang scored to get the Cowgirls’ on the board.
After Larsen reached on an error in the fifth, Laumann nailed a two out RBI single to get Sidney within one run.
In the sixth inning, Sidnie Baier drilled a triple. Jayden Smith laid down a perfectly executed bunt single to tie the game at 3-3.
Stanton had one more at bat in the bottom of the seventh. Larsen struck out the first batter, got the second batter to ground out, and got the third out on another strike three call.
Camryn McClintock started for Sidney and tossed five and two thirds innings. McClintock gave up no earned runs, on five hits, and six walks.
Larsen got the win in relief duties by throwing one and a third inning, while striking out three.
“Great comeback win for us,” Coach Kent Larsen said. “We didn't panic when we got down early. We were hitting the ball hard we were just hitting it right at them. McClintock didn't have her best stuff but she battled through a lot of difficult situations. Olivia came in late and shut the door. It is nice when you have two pitchers that you are very confident in. Was happy for McClane who had the big pinch hit to break the game open.”
Sidney has a two game lead in conference play, with four more to go.
Hitting: Sidnie Baier, triple, run scored; Larsen, single, run scored, RBI; McClane, single, two RBI; Sheldon, single, run scored; Smith, single, run scored, RBI; Lang, two runs scored; Faith Brumbaugh, run scored; Moores and McClintock, each with an RBI.
Sidney is 9-3 on the season, and is on a four game winning streak.
Sidney will be home to face Fremont-Mills on Tuesday, June 12, beginning at 6 p.m.