Mt. Carmel Regional Final
Mt. Carmel - 12
Flora - 9
Faith Fuller pitched a complete game. She gave up 9 runs, 2 earned, on 10 hits and struck out 1.
Libby Schneider was 4-4 and scored 2 runs.
Kami Pearson was 3-5.
Faith Fuller was 3-5 with a homerun and 4 RBI.
Avary Daum was 3-4 with an RBI and scored a run.
Addie Drone was 2-4 with 3 RBI and scored a run.
Stormie Devine was 1-4 with a double and scored 2 runs.
Sierra Hannah was 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI.
Mackenzie Sisson walked twice and scored a run.
Olivia Stinson scored 2 runs.
Grace Adams scored 1 run.
The Lady Aces started the scoring with a 2 out, 2 RBI single by Addie Drone. Flor la then answered with 5 runs to take a 5-2 to the 4th inning.
In the 4th inning, the Lady Aces batted around and scored 4 runs to take a 6-5 lead. Flora would score 2 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th to take a 9-6 lead to the bottom of the 6th inning.
In the bottom of the 6th, Pearson, Fuller, and Daum all singled to start the inning. After scoring a run on an error, Sierra Hannah tied the game with a 2 RBI double.
Fuller retired Flora in order in the top of the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th, after and error and a single by Pearson, the Lady Aces had runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out and Fuller at the plate. She sent an 0-1 pitched deep to left field for the Walk-Off Homerun to win the Regional Championship.
This was the first Regional Championship in softball since 2005.
Coach Kyle Buss:
“I am so proud of this group of girls. Faith Fuller has been playing hurt for about 2 weeks now, and she fought the pain all game long and came up huge for us.
We had been struggling a little bit at the plate lately but the girls came up big with 17 hits, and a lot of those were huge 2 out hits to score runs.
This group has been so coachable and just a joy to be around every day. You wouldn’t know this is a team without any seniors on it. They are very smart softball players for their age and super talented. Our juniors and even our sophomores have done a great job of leading this team.”
The Lady Aces now play in the Newton Sectional on Tuesday against Teutopolis at 6:30.