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Area softball roundup: Late-inning surge propels Colfax-Mingo

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:58 a.m. CDT

GILBERT — Colfax-Mingo’s biggest seventh inning of the season led the Tigerhawks to an 8-4 victory over Gilbert Tuesday night.

Trailing 4-1 at the start of the seventh, Colfax-Mingo’s first seven hitters reached base as the Tigerhawks trimmed their deficit and then took claimed control. After back-to-back RBI singles from Ries Wilson and Alivia Haley, Amy Russell doubled in two runs to give Colfax-Mingo the lead. Rhiannon Haley added a two-RBI triple in the ensuing at-bat, pushing the Tigerhawks to a 7-4 advantage.

Alivia Haley, Russell, Rhiannon Haley and Rylee Thompson all finished with two hits for Colfax-Mingo (15-10). Russell’s performance improved her hitting streak to five games.

Russell also pitched all seven innings and tied a season high with 11 strikeouts. It was the third time this season she’s struck out 11 and the first time she’s done so since May 30 against Nevada.

Lynnville-Sully wins 30th

SULLY — A balanced offensive attack that featured home runs from leadoff hitter Madison Rasmusson and nine-hole hitter Lysandra James led Lynnville-Sully to its 30th win of the season in a 9-1 defeat of HLV Tuesday night.

Lynnville-Sully did most of its damage in the middle innings. The Hawks scored twice in the third and added three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.

James had three RBI and was one of four Lynnville-Sully batters with two hits. Jade Van Rees and Kristin VanderWilt both went 2-for-4 with a double in the victory.

Rasmusson kept HLV in check all night while giving up five hits. She limited HLV to a seventh-inning run and didn’t walk any batters for the first time since June 20.