News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Hannah Lollis pitched well for the Lady Streaks and helped her own cause with a couple of hits in Tuesday's win at Lake Placid.
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published: Friday, April 12, 2013
Late surge lifts Lady Streaks
By ALEX COYNE
LAKE PLACID - Sebring Softball traveled to Lake Placid Tuesday night to add a win to their record.
They came out on top after seven innings, 7-3.
Lake Placid had their usual strong start, opening the top of the first with a "three up three down."
Singles for Laine Weber-Callahan and Taylor Test brought Breauna Corley up to bat with two on base.
Callahan stole home on a wild pitch, and a hit to right field by Corley brought Test home for a 2-0 lead going into the second.
Sebring came out strong in the top of the second with singles from Alison Hoffner and Hannah Lollis.
Kiana Antone stepped in as a courtesy runner for Hoffner, and scored on a wild pitch for Sebring's first run.
With the bases loaded, Lake Placid left three on base without putting any runs on the board, and was still up by the narrow 2-1 edge after the second inning.
Sebring once again came out running in the top of the third.
A single for Kara Faircloth and a double and error for Tay DaSilva allowed Carly Hoffner's single to count for an RBI bringing Faircloth in.
DaSilvia later scored on a wild pitch, counting two runs in the third for Sebring.
Lake Placid was left scoreless in the bottom of the third, allowing Sebring to take the lead 3-2.
Three quick outs for both teams in the fourth froze the score at 3-2, still in the Blue Streak's favor.
Test Started the bottom of the fifth inning strong for the Dragons with a triple.
Annie Weber-Callahan was pegged in the ribs for a free base, and Courtney Delaney brought in Test with a single of her own.
Test's run was the only one for the Dragons, and the score was tied at three going into the sixth inning.
Sebring stepped up in the top of the sixth with two runs from Amber Hicks and Morgan Andrews.
Without an answer, Lake Placid fell down 5-3 to the Blue Streaks before the last inning of play.
A single for Chelsea Bassen and Hannah Lollis allowed Carly Hoffner's hit to left field account for another RBI.
Errors in the infield would allow another run in and Sebring closed the top of the inning with a 7-3 lead that would stand as the final margin.
Three quick outs left Lake Placid short of a comeback, but head coach Alicia Cheshire was still very proud of their performance.
"It was a really good game. We had one bad inning, and that hurt us," she stated after the game, "My girls aren't giving up, and that is what I want to see."
The Dragons closed out the regular season Thursday at Moore Haven, before heading to Mulberry early in the week for the District 10-4A Tournament.
Sebring hosted Frostproof Thursday and Okeechobee Friday, and will play the District 9-6A Tournament in Winter Haven early next week.
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