FORT LORAMIE — The difference from the first time Houston and Fort Loramie met in softball to the second meeting on Wednesday can only be described as dramatic.
The two teams met back on April 10 at Houston and the final score was 19-18 in Houston’s favor.
When they met again at Loramie Wednesday, the only run of the game came home in the bottom of the seventh to give the Lady Redskins a 1-0 upset win.
The win not only gave Fort Loramie a 6-4 mark in conference play, it also gave the idle Russia Lady Raiders a share of the County title. Russia is 9-0 in the league and Houston is now 7-3, so Russia has a three-game lead with three to play. They can clinch an outright title tonight at Botkins if the weather doesn’t interfere.
The game had a dramatic ending when, with one out in the last of the seventh, winning pitcher Aleah Frilling hit a walk-off home run.
Frilling went all seven innings and scattered seven hits, while striking out four and walking none.
She outdueled Houston’s Brooklyn Felver, who also pitched well. She allowed six hits and struck out six with no walks.
“Both pitchers pitched very well,” said Loramie coach Brad Turner. “And both defenses were solid behind them.”
Loramie’s other five hits were all singles from five different players. For Houston, Jenna Jarrett and Emilee Foster both had two singles.
Houston`000 000 0—0`7`0
Loramie`000 000 1—1`6`0
WP: Frilling; LP: Felver
Records: Houston 10-10, Loramie 8-12.
• clinched share of league title
Lehman 17, Perry 0
Lehman 15, Perry 5
LIMA — Lehman and Lima Perry played a league doubleheader in Northwest Central Conference softball action Wednesday, and the Lady Cavs won easily in both.
In the 17-0 first game, Grace Monnin doubled and homered, Sidney Chapman had four hits, with three of them doubles, Grace Brandt had two singles and a triple, Camille Odle singled and tripled, and Angela Brunner singled and doubled.
In the second game, which ended 15-5, Brandt singled and tripled, Monnin singled and doubled, and Brogan McIver and Amanda Titterington both singled twice.
Lima Perry`000 00—0`2`0
WP: Wick; LP: Wells
WP: Brunner; LP: Wells
Records: Lehman 8-10, Perry 2-9