SHENANDOAH – Courtnee Griffin’s single capped a four-run seventh inning lifting Shenandoah to an 8-7 win over Red Oak, Tuesday, June 11.
The Fillies entered the inning trailing 7-4 against Red Oak starting pitcher Zoey Welter. Delanie Voshell opened the frame with a single, she was forced out at second later in the inning for the first out, but the next four Fillies all singled with Sara Morales driving in two to cut the deficit to 7-6. Natalie Gilbert grounded out for the second out, but that moved the runners to second and third, setting the stage for Griffin’s single.
For a game that featured 29 hits, neither team scored until the home third when Shenandoah went in front 2-0. Red Oak eliminated three Fillies on the base paths in an inning that saw four hits with Nichole Gilbert driving in Sidda Rodewald and Alexis McGinnis driving in Delanie Voshell with a single.
The lead was still 2-0 going into the fifth when Red Oak got to Voshell, Shenandoah’s starting pitcher. Voshell had scattered four hits without allowing a walk through four innings, but the Tigers opened the fifth with five consecutive hits. Ashlee Young, Camimie Porter and Alexa McCunn all singled to load the bases. Kamryn Wendt drove in one with a single and then Kamryn Buntrock emptied the bases with a double to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead. The Fillies gave Chloe Johnson a free pass, and then brought Nichole Gilbert in to pitch. She was greeted by Lexi Johnson’s two-run double. Gilbert came back to retire the next three, but Red Oak held a 6-2 advantage.
The Tigers added another run in the sixth. McCunn singled, went to second on Buntrock’s single and then scored on Chloe Johnson’s double. Red Oak left the bases loaded in the inning, but enjoyed a 7-2 lead.
The Fillies scored two runs in the sixth. McGinnis singled and then Morales doubled to start the inning. Natalie Gilbert drove in McGinnis with a groundout and then Griffin singled in Morales.
Griffin led the Shenandoah offense with three hits and three RBIs. Voshell, Morales and Logan Hughes added two hits each. The Fillies had eight players earn a hit, six score a run and five drive in a run.
Nichole Gilbert earned the win in relief, giving up five hits and one earned run in three innings. She walked one and struck out two.
The win was the fourth straight for the Fillies, pushing their record to 8-5 overall and 5-5 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference.
There were nine Tigers that finished with a hit as they fell to 6-7 overall and 3-3 in the conference.