Lexie Hester was clutch at the plate with ducks on the pond on Tuesday, driving in four on two hits to lead Mishawaka Marian Knights past Elkhart Memorial 14-9 on Tuesday. Hester drove in runs on a grand slam in the fifth.
Elkhart Memorial scored six runs in the third inning, but Mishawaka Marian Knights still managed to pull out the victory. Amber Ash, Shelby Buss, Jojo Messina, Taylor Rohm, and Leeah Wade each had RBIs in the big inning.
Elkhart Memorial got things started in the first inning. Ash drove in one when she singled.
Mishawaka Marian Knights evened things up at one in the top of the second inning when.
Mishawaka Marian Knights took the lead for good with nine runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Ariana Kujawski singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs, Hester homered on a 0-2 count, scoring four runs, and Maggie Pfaller doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.
Pfaller took the win for Mishawaka Marian Knights. She allowed eight hits and four runs over four and a third innings, striking out two and walking one.
Olivia Whitaker started the game for Mishawaka Marian Knights. She surrendered five runs on four hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out two
Mishawaka Marian Knights launched one home run on the day. Hester had a dinger in the fifth inning.
Mishawaka Marian Knights racked up 16 hits. Margaret Egan, Hester, Grace Weist, Kathryn Verslype, Lizzie Lyle, Anna Gruber, and Pfaller each managed multiple hits for Mishawaka Marian Knights. Egan went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Mishawaka Marian Knights in hits.
Elkhart Memorial tallied 12 hits on the day. Ashley Archer, Ash, and Messina each had multiple hits for Elkhart Memorial. Archer led Elkhart Memorial with three hits in four at bats.
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