A four-run rally in the bottom of the third inning returned the lead to Cooper Enterprises during Tuesday night’s 9-4 triumph against Directions Credit Union in a minor division girls softball contest at the Dowds School complex.
Trailing 3-2 entering the last-half of the third frame, Cooper Enterprises moved in front 6-3 and later extended its advantage to 9-3 at the end of five innings.
Jadyn Bowman paced Cooper Enterprises with two hits. Grace Fuller cracked a triple for the winners while Chloe Waffen and Prudence Wireman each had a base hit.
Katie Taylor belted a double and a single while Baylee Frangella had two hits for Directions Credit Union. Ashley Montgomery tripled and Kennedy Studer doubled in the loss.
Peyton Putnam pitched five innings for the win and surrendered three runs on four hits with nine strikeouts and four walks. Fuller worked the sixth and gave up a run on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Studer suffered the loss and was relieved by Lindsay Montgomery. They combined for 12 strikeouts and 15 walks.
In other girls softball:
Benham & Ream 22,
Cain Graphics 4
Lexi Cushing unloaded a grand slam home run and helped power Benham & Ream Attorneys to a convincing 22-4 win against Cain Graphics during senior division girls softball at the Dowds School complex Tuesday.
Cushing also doubled for Benham & Ream, which led 9-2 after one inning and 17-2 in the second. The game was halted at the end of the third stanza.
Halli Hall smacked a double and a single for Benham & Ream. Autumn Miracle, Kendallyn Dunlap and Corena Hamilton all had a base hit.
Kasadee Rickert and Elijah Welch each had a single for Cain Graphics.
Miracle picked up the pitching win with three innings of work that included one strikeout and four walks. In the loss, Hollee Handshaw struck out two and walked 15.