Sammi Cadigan

Mt. Hebron's Sammi Cadigan launched a grand slam in the sixth inning of the Vikings' 10-5 victory over River Hill on Saturday. (File photo submitted by Renee Bishop / May 6, 2013)

Mt. Hebron’s surge to the finish this spring certainly hasn’t been lacking in the excitement category.

The latest in a string of seven straight wins came Saturday against River Hill, with the Vikings scoring eight times in the top of the sixth inning — punctuated by a grand slam by Sammi Cadigan — to earn a comeback 10-5 victory on the road.

Trailing by three, 5-2, entering the sixth, Mt. Hebron ended up sending 11 batters to the plate and registering nine hits. Maddie Bennett, Rachel Cadigan and Lindsey Bishop all singled to load the bases prior to Cadigan’s huge home run that quickly turned the Vikings’ deficit into a two-run advantage.

Mt. Hebron, which had scored once prior to Cadigan’s shot, went on to score three more times before the end of the inning. Alli Bluhm had two hits, Aaliyah Montague-Bass doubled, while Bridgette Vogan and Evvie Buehlman each added singles in the inning.

Madde Bennett, who came in to pitch in relief in the fifth inning, ended up getting the win. After a shaky start, the Mt. Hebron defense also stepped up, with Alli and Stephanie Blum each making key plays on the left side of the infield. Buehlman also made an outstanding catch in foul territory to record the final out.

River Hill scored all five of its runs in the first four innings, getting doubles from Kat Varga and Courtney Colosimo to spearhead the attack.

Mt. Hebron 10, River Hill 5

            123 456 7        R-H-E

MH     000 208 0        10-13-3

RH      120 200 0        5-9-3