Russian Federation senior pitcher Grace Saunders, who was a first team all-SCAL selection a year ago, had seven strikeouts and was 3 for 3 at the plate with 5 RBIs and two walks.
Freshman Sadie Seney pitched three shutout innings, and fellow freshman Teagan Larsen closed out the game. Kam Guidry (2-for-4, home run, two RBIs) and Ty King Richards (2-for-3, double, RBI) also added to the offense for Brookwood (16-7, 4-1).
A three-run first inning set the stage for the upset that snapped the Griffins' 25-game winning streak. Last season ended with a controversial call in an extra-inning sectional semifinal loss to Wausaukee. Robinson, Jordan Johnson, Jayla Neal and Caroline Wasko had hits for Spalding (4-2).
"That was a great ballgame with two good pitchers going toe to toe", said Trico coach Andrew Franklin.
Mill Valley was active on the base paths in the Game 2 with four stolen bases. The sophomore finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Hageness was also a force at the plate, going 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Wednesday's win improved Coquille to 5-3 overall.
McCollough hit her second home run of the tournament, as well, with a two-run homer. Zach Murray retired the one hitter he faced on one pitch for the save.
Abby Muller drove in a pair of runs with an RBI single and a sacrifice fly and Tristyn Stewart added an RBI single as Chesapeake scored three times in the first hung on to defeat rival Northeast, 4-3, on Friday.
Hope Diermyer got the action started in the first with a two-RBI double after a pair of singles from Brooklinn Damiano and Allissa Boraggina. Chris Rzewnicki added three more punchouts in two innings of relief.
After beating East on Tuesday, the Bulldogs squeaked by Southwest Onslow (8-4) by a 5-4 score to win the Piggly Wiggly Softball Classic for the second year in a row.
CSI would go scoreless for two innings, however, the Rams would cut the lead in half in the top of the third. Gabby D'Ottavio had two hits with a double and a run and recorded the win in the circle.
TU was in control for virtually all of Game 1, working to a 7-0 lead by the bottom of the fifth inning. Riley McCollough belted a three-run home run in the win, too.
PEACHTREE CORNERS - Lindsey Hayes of Wesleyan scored four goals Thursday night as the Wolves posted a region win at home over Holy Innocents' 17-8.
Such is the case for Samantha Hatcher, Amber Dombrowski and Avigail Radabaugh, a trio of Morgantown High seniors who led the Mohigans to four straight Class AAA cross-country runner-up finishes, as well as the 2017 Class AAA track and field championship. "It was always, 'How long are you going to let your number one pitcher go?' You would start your number one and think if I could get a lead, I can get her out".
Jorney Baldwin and Hall combined on a two-hitter for Marshfield, each giving up one run.
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