With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Lomira softball senior Casey Nickel hit a hard grounder to third and a St. Mary’s Springs’ error allowed junior Paige Bartelt to score from third for the winning run in an 8-7 Lions’ victory.
Lomira built a 7-2 lead and then watched it evaporate as the Ledgers scored four runs in the top of the fourth and one in the sixth to tie it.
“It was a struggle in the middle, but we battled back nicely,” Lions coach Stacey Epping said.
Michaela Luedtke went 3-for-4 for Lomira with a triple, Barteld went 2-for-3, and Nickel had a double and two RBIs.
Franky Maresse, Kelli Schrauth and Julia Moul each went 2-for-4 for the Ledgers.
All seven of Springs’ runs were unearned on four Lomira errors.
Springs…020 401 0 — 7 11 2
Lomira 430 000 1 — 8 13 4
WP: Meg Andes (7 IP, 7 R, 0 ER, 11 H, 3 BBs, 4 Ks). LP: Franky Maresse (7 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 13 H, 1 BB, 1 Ks).
Leading hitters: Springs — Maresse 2×4, Kelli Schrauth 2×4, Julia Moul 2×4. Lomira — Michaela Luedtke 3×4 (3B), Paige Bartelt 2×3 (RBI), Casey Nickel (2B, 2 RBI).