They left it to late in the game, but Lees Summit scored the game-winning, and lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Suburban Big Six rivals Lees Summit North 1-0 Sept. 11 at Legacy Park.
We could have played better together, Lees Summit catcher Rachel Pate said. We had good defense, but our offense wasnt as good. We finished out strong though, so thats all that matters.
Pate had the RBI that led to Tiger shortstop Mo Mosier scoring. Mosier hit a single to start out the bottom of the sixth inning.
I knew that that inning we had to score, so I was just trying to do anything to get on base, Mosier said.
Emily Robinson struck out, but Natalie Dummitt followed with a single and Mosier made it to third base. Pate was forced out at first base, but not before Mosier scored.
I knew that there were people on base and I didnt want to leave them stranded, Pate said. So I figured I should hit them in.
With Robinson on the mound for Lees Summit and Sarah Lewis pitching for Lees Summit North, both hurlers struck out several batters.
Robinson allowed one hit, four walks and had seven strikeouts. Lewis allowed five hits, one run, and had five strikeouts.
Also for the Tigers, Sydney Graham, Alexis Reed, Dummitt and Robinson all had one hit.
Lewis had the lone hit for the Broncos.
Our offense started out a little slow, but we did good not letting them score, Mosier said. You never want to lose to a cross-town rival, so it feels good.
With the win, the Tigers move to 9-2 for the season.