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Golden Hawks Advance With Comeback Win

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 8:03 am
Author: KCII Sports - Zach Ulin

On the road trailing by four after the first inning, the Mid-Prairie softball team stuck to their gameplan and fought back, keeping their season alive with a 7-5 win over #9 Mediapolis in a regional semifinal in Mediapolis Monday night. In a game heard on KCII, The Golden Hawks surrendered four runs in the first inning with two out but were able to hold the Bullette’s offense down to get back in the game. Mid-Prairie would get two runs in the 3rd, a single tally in the 4th to get within 5-3 before they made their big move in the 5th. The Golden Hawks did all of their damage in the frame with two outs, scoring four runs on three hits with the game tying and go ahead runs coming in off the bat of Mallory McArtor. The Golden Hawks, who made a living getting out of jams, wriggled off the hook one more time in the 6th when Olivia Lugar induced a ground ball out from Emily Klenk to leave the bases loaded and the Golden Hawks hanging on to their 7-5 lead. Lugar recorded the win for Mid-Prairie going all seven innings, striking out six. Mallory Hollingsworth took the loss for Mediapolis, surrendering nine hits and seven runs over seven innings. Mid-Prairie improves to 22-18 on the season and will be in regional final action Wednesday at #1 Durant at 7. The Golden Hawks split with the Wildcats during the conference season. You’ll be able to hear tomorrow’s game right here on the one to count on KCII we’ll be on the air at around seven with the broadcast.