Twin Cedars kept their hopes of a Bluegrass Conference title alive with an exciting – but nerve-wracking – 9-8 home win against Moravia.
The Sabers entered the seventh inning up 7-4, but allowed four runs to the Mohawks and found themselves down 8-7 and down to their final three outs. Coach Zack Dunkin’s squad got the hits they needed, though, scoring the tying run on a wild pitch and advancing the winning run across the plate shortly thereafter.
At the plate, Bailey Stone and Payton Fee each went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI, Maddi Goematt was 2-for-4 and Brooke Dunkin went 1-for-3, but crossed the plate four times for half of the Sabers total runs. In the circle, pitcher Mackenzie Sedlock earned the win, allowing five runs on eight hits and granting four walks, while striking out five Moravia batters.
The victory puts the Twin Cedars softball team at 17-11 overall and 9-2 in the Bluegrass Conference. The Sabers ride a four-game win streak into today’s home tournament, which will see them face off against Class 2A No. 7-ranked Des Moines Christian and a tradition rich Cardinal of Eldon squad.