It took 11 innings, but Lee’s Summit finally pushed past Raymore-Peculiar in the Class 4 sectional game Oct. 16 at Raymore-Peculiar.
The Tigers didn’t have a good start though, as the Panthers got on the board first. In the top of the fourth inning, Reice Brown was hit by a pitch from Lee’s Summit’s Emily Robinson. Then Quincy Martin was walked and Delaney Young hit a home run to center field to put the Panthers up 3-0.
Lee’s Summit got a chance to fight back in the bottom of the sixth inning as Brittany Kendall hit a single, followed by a double from Mo Mosier. Natalie Dummitt hit a sacrifice fly, but Kendall scored to make it 3-1.
Robinson flied out, but Rachel Pate hit a single to allow Mosier to score, closing the gap to 3-2.
And in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tigers tied things up as Alexis Reed hit a solo home run.
In the top of the eighth, Raymore-Peculiar scored, starting with a single by Rebekah Mueller. Brown hit a sacrifice fly, but Martin singled next. With Young at bat, Martin and Mueller tried to steal and an overthrow to second base, allowed Mueller to score, putting the Panthers up 4-3.
But once again, the Tigers knotted the score. In the bottom of the eighth inning, with two outs, Robinson singled, followed by a single from Pate and Bailey Baird, allowing a run.
The score stayed tied until the bottom of the 11th inning when Lee’s Summit started things off with a single from Sydney Graham. Kendall hit a sacrifice fly, but Mosier reached first on an error, allowing Graham to score to end the game.
The Tigers, 21-6, host Truman, 28-3, in the Class 4 quarterfinals Saturday.