Both teams sit atop the district standings.
"It feels a lot better walking off the field today than it has the last couple", said LHS coach Nicole Riley. USAO then sent relievers Rudy Gonzalez, Corey Korenic and Angel Reyes to finish out the final three innings. Closser scored on an error before Ally Hall singled, Hawhee reached when she was hit by a pitch and Landes doubled for the second time in the inning to drive home two runs.
Northeast won the opener 8-2 and the nightcap 9-3.
With her team up 5-2, Webber led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a home run and had more offensive fireworks in store for the sixth when she belted a three-run homer. Riley's blast came after Whited walked and Hinker singled earlier in the inning.
"The past so many years they've had a dominant pitcher that's just handled us", Red Bank coach Mandi Munn said. "To go five straight days, they still played the hardest". "Hitting spots, that's the way to get them out".
The Lady Bees put up good numbers up and down the lineup, but Reagan Hurst was the only flawless batter, going 4-4 with all singles and two RBIs. Over a span that saw the team go 3-3, it was only able to muster 14 runs.
After a much quieter 5th inning, DMA's Alexus Johnson led off the 6th with a double to center.
"We were pretty confident that we could come back at that point", Hyson said. "It just didn't make up for making the mistakes we made out there". "We needed to score some runs".
Midland pitcher Jaylee Hinrichs struck out 10 batters and allowed seven hits to get the win.
Mady Stariha picked up her second win of the week, allowing four hits with nine strikeouts and one walk.
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Both were to play Friday against Bullard, but those games are now today; softball hosts Bullard at 11 a.m., baseball at 3 p.m.
The Bees were in a close battle with York until the fifth inning when their offense got hot.
Southwestern got back-to-back doubles from Bri Roloff and Molly Novack in the bottom of the third to make it a 4-1 game. Freshman Riley Goodridge connected on a solo home run for her lone hit of the game.
"York put in a kid who throws a bunch of curve balls, and he kept us off balance for a bit".
"We got out to a good start and took the lead", Lingerfelt said.
"We like our chances headed into the playoffs and are excited about the possibility of hosting a home playoff game".
Jefferson jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first.
Grace Mroczka was the big batting star for the Lady Billies, knocking in four runs in a 2 for 3 performance.
Kelsey Clinkenbeard went 1 for 1 with two RBI.
Sophomore outfielder Marlee Shaffer rounds first base off a hit.
They will end the week in the annual Eastman Tournament in Kingsport being played April 5-8.