The Marysville 12-and-under girls softball team isn’t fazed by the brink of elimination.
On Thursday night, Marysville defeated St. Clair to stay alive in the District 7 tournament. On Friday, despite trailing St. Clair by five runs in the fourth inning, Marysville found a way to rally and won 8-7, claiming Marysville’s first ever girls district title in youth softball.
Marysville trailed 6-1 heading into the fourth, but used back-to-back big innings to take an 8-6 lead on St. Clair, and held on in the sixth inning for the victory.
Megan Liniarski had the go-ahead hit in the fifth inning for Marysville and two RBI. Kaylee Greaux and Grace Moore each added two RBI, while Kirsten Smith had two hits. Lark Collins picked up the win, striking out seven and allowing two earned runs.
Haley Drugach led St. Clair with two hits, including a two-run triple.
Marysville advances to the state tournament, which begins July 16 in Parchment.