Lady Eagles 7
A two-run homer by Meagan Hill in the seventh gave Salado the final edge of 7-6 in the championship game of the Franklin Tournament March 5.
Salado took an early lead in the first after Malory Schattle led off with a walk. She went to second on a single by Jenna Calder. Schattle scored on a single by Madeline Murray and Calder scored on a double by Meagan Hill.
Caldwell answered with three runs in the bottom of the frame. Alexia Perkkio walked with one out and went to second on a single by Casey Kauder. Blair Clayton doubled to scored two runners. Emily Amazeen singled to score a runner. Clayton scored on a single by Daegan Drgac to take the lead.
Caldwell added two runs to their lead in the fourth. Abby Homeyer led off with a homer. Emily Teilg doubled and Kauder tripled to bring her across the plate for a 5-2 lead.
Salado closed the gap in the fifth, scoring two runs. Stephanie Mancilla singled and stole second to lead off the inning. Schattle walked and Calder singled to load the bases. Rebecca Dockray singled to score Mancilla. With two outs and runners at the corners, Payton Dreitz singled to score Schattle to bring the score to 5-4.
Caldwell added a run in the bottom of the inning on a single by Jordan Schehin and a double by Sierra Long for a 6-4 lead.
The Lady Eagles added a run in the sixth. Bailey Tindell led off with a single and went to second on a bunt by Abbie James. She scored by stealing third and home.
Dockray singled to lead off the seventh. With two outs and a runner in scoring position, Hill homered to right to get the final lead of the game for Salado.
Salado shut down Caldwell in the bottom of the seventh. Drgac got to first on a dropped third strike but was thrown out by the catcher Calder leading off the bag.
After striking out the next batter, Hill threw out Sierra Long leading off of first base after a single.
Hill earned the win for Salado, coming in to pitch in the second. She pitched six innings, striking out 10 batters and allowing three earned runs. She walked one and gave up nine hits.
Tindell pitched the first inning, striking out one and giving up six hits and allowing three earned runs.