Queen City took an early lead 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd as QC P Trinity Oden reached 1st as she got hit by a pitch from WO P Morgan Benge. After a pair of fielders choice hits by QC RF Lauren Carrell and DP Jacey Cauthorn, T. Oden stands on third base with two out. QC 1B Laurel moore laced a single to right field to score T. Oden for the 1-0 lead.
WO tied the game 1-1 in the top of the fourth as WO SS Larkin Daniels reached base with a single as the inning’s lead off batter. WO 3B Nevaeh Ollis follows Daniels with another single to right field. The incoming throw is mismanaged by QC SS Mallori Stringer standing on 2nd base. The ball rolls into left field with no back up and Daniels is able to reach home plate before QC LF Kelsey Nash was able to field the ball in the LF corner.
Game remained tied at 1-1 until the bottom of the 5th inning as QC 2B Brenna Turbeville lead the inning off with a stand up double to left center field. QC SS Mallori Stringer followed suit with a stand up double to score Turbeville and make the game 2-1 at this point. QC P Trinity Oden singled to right field to score Strigner. QC DP Jacey Cauthorn, with T. Oden on first, proceeded to take the first pitch from WO P Morgan Benge and hit a moonshot over the center field wall and conclude the QC scoring and push the lead to 5-1.
WO made a push in the top of the 7th as leadoff batter 2B Morgan Benge (who had been replaced on the mound by WO P Larkin Daniels in the 5th inning) singled to left field. WO C Sasha Graves advanced Benge to second base on 6-3 fielder’s choice. WO 1B Addison McClannahan further advanced Benge to third base with a 5-3 fielder’s choice with two out. WO 2B Jaidyn Marshall scores Benge with a deep shot to left center field that gets by QC LF Kelsey Nash’s glove ending the games overall scoring at 5-2. WO Ff Dayvia Reed proceeds to flyout to QC SS Mallori Stringer to end the game and provide QCHS with its first ever Area Championship in Girls Softball.
WP – QC P Trinity Oden as she allowed 2 runs on 6 hits with 6 strike outs and 1 walk.
LP – WO P Morgan Benge allowed 5 runs on 8 hits, with 3 strikeouts.
WO P Larkin Daniels relieved Benge in the QC 5th with 2 outs. She completed the game with 0 hits allowed, 2 k’s and 2 walks.
HR – QC Dp Jacey Cauthorn (5th, 1 on)
DBL – QC 2B Brenna Turbeville (5th)
QC SS Mallori Stringer (5th)
WO – WO 2B Jaidyn Marshall (7th)
RBI – WO 2B Jaidyn Marshall (1 – 7th, 2 out)
QC SS Mallori Stringer (1 – 5th, 0 out)
P Trinity Oden (1 – 5th, 1 out)
DP Jacey Cauthorn (2 – 5th, 2 out)