East Liverpool trumps Linsley

EAST LIVERPOOL – Kalyn Alford had the game-winning single as East Liverpool’s softball team topped Wheeling Linsly 4-3 on Wednesday.

The Potters went down two in the fifth and rallied in the seventh with a home run from Elise Smith and singles from RaeAna Holmes and Lindsay Baker. Sis Hilliard’s double set the table for Alford.

Hilliard added another double on the day.

Smith struck out six on the mound for the Potters.

“It was a good feeling to come back after three disappointing losses in a row,” Potter coach Erik Adkins said. “Our senior leadership stepped up into different ways, Raeana Holmes stepped up at the plate with a key hit after Elise’s homerun and Chelsea Possage kept everyone in the game defensively.

“It wasn’t just the seniors who stepped but junior Sis Hilliard had a day to remember. She had two doubles and a handful of really good plays at third.

“Freshman Lindsay Baker called a great game behind the plate. Her future behind there is bright and limitless.”

L: 0-0-0-3-0-0-0-3-5-1

E: 0-0-1-0-3-0-x-4-8-2

E-Elise Smith, wp (6K, 4BB) and Lindsay Baker.

L-Johnson, 6IP, 4K, 3BB) and Muster.