Madison Upsets OCC Leading Colts

  • 4/25/2017 9:43:43 PM
  • Brian Skowronski
  • Local Sports

MANSFIELD, OH- Junior members of the Madison softball team had never tasted victory over Clear Fork until Tuesday night where the Rams pulled out a gutsy 5-4 win over the OCC front-running Colts.

Madison would fall behind right out of the box with Clear Fork taking a 2-0 edge in the top half of the 1st inning. The Rams would get back to square with two runs of their own in the third inning, however, and would later snatch a 4-3 advantage in the fifth with RBI from jr. 1st baseman Egypt Murphy and jr. pitcher Mackenzie Mullins.

It appeared the Colts would storm back and take the lead the following inning, though, plating one runner while another was thrown out at the plate on a play argued by Clear Fork skipper Jeff Gottfried. The run would tie the game but the Rams would score the game-winning run in the bottom half of the sixth on a sac-fly from the bat of freshman Mackenzie Nikolaus that brought home jr. OF Morghan Russell.

The win marks the ninth for Madison (13-5, 6-2) in their last ten games and puts them just 1/2 game back of Clear Fork (15-2, 7-2) in the league standings. The squads will meet again on Wednesday afternoon in Bellville.   

 

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