STANTON – Jenna Stephens drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Stanton Viqueens rallied to beat East Mills 5-4, Monday, June 24.
The win keeps Stanton in control of its own destiny in the Corner Conference regular season title race and marks another tough conference loss for the Wolverines.
Stanton trailed 4-3 entering the home seventh and Sami York was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Olivia Baker ran for York and moved to third when Devin Isaacson reached on an error. Catcher’s interference was then called with Marleigh Johnson at the plate, loading the bases with no outs. A passed ball scored Baker to tie the game, and then Kaitlyn Bruce reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases again, setting the stage for Stephens’ hit.
It was the seventh hit and third RBI of the season for Stephens and pushed the Viqueens to 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the Corner Conference. If the Viqueens win their final three conference games they will win the conference championship outright.
Stanton opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning. Brooklyn Adams reached on an error and then scored on Devin Isaacson’s triple. Isaacson would score on a passed ball.
East Mills scored one in the fourth against Bruce, but Stanton answered in the home fourth. Adams singled to open the inning, stole second, and then scored on two wild pitches.
East Mills tied the game in the fifth, and then took a 4-3 lead in the sixth.
Bruce struck out eight Wolverines in six innings, and then Elise Dailey came on in the circle and worked a scoreless seventh to keep Stanton within a run.
Silvius led Stanton with two hits. Adams and Isaacson scored two runs each.
East Mills fell to 1-12 overall and 0-7 in the conference with the loss.