Okaw Valley jumped on Sullivan early, but couldn’t get any one across and went on to lose, 2-0, on a 7th inning rally by the Redskins.

With one out in the first Lauren Snearly got on base and Sam Inman hit shot after shot down the line, but they curved foul. Inman held up and punched one up the middle and they had two of the first three batters on. The next batter reached and the bases were loaded with just one out.

But a line-out and then a fly-out caught by the centerfielder rushing in ended the threat as Snearly was on her way home.

That was as close as the Timberwolves would get to scoring, until the sixth inning. With score still tied 0-0, and Okaw with runners on second and third, an Okaw runner on third tried to score on an infield fly that was not played. She was gunned down at home. Two runners were left on in the sixth.

In the top of the seventh, after holding the Redskins in check for six innings, Kristen Kuck gave up a lead-off walk to Hughes. With one out Crowe, the pitcher, singled and Carrie Kuhns walked to load the bases. Cesciley Carnes, who went 4-for-4 hit a bases-loaded single scoring two runs for the lead.

Okaw went down in order in the bottom of the seventh and that was the ball game.

“We faced two fast pitchers our first two games and so we were too excited at the plate and were swinging off our front feet,” said Okaw coach Paul Baumann.

Kuck took the loss for Okaw, going all seven innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits, five strikeouts and six walks. Crowe got the win for Sullivan going 7 innings, with no runs on 5 hits, seven strikeouts and one walk.

Sullivan 000-000-2—2-6-0

Okaw Valley 000-000-0—0-5-0

Okaw stats: Mose 0-for-3, BB; Snearly 1-for-3; Inman 1-for-3; Kuck 2-for-3, SB; Gill 0-for-3; Kirkwood 0-for-3, ROE; Allen 1-for-3; McLain 0-for-3, Blakey 0-for-3. Pitching- (L) Kuck (0-1) 7 IP, 2 runs, 6 hits, 6 BB’s, 5 K’s.

Sullivan stats: Carnes 4-for-4, 2 RBI’s; Crowe 1-for-4, run. Pitching- (W) Crowe 7 IP, 0 runs, 5 hits, 1 BB, 7 K’s.

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