South Carroll rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Glenelg, 6-5, and capture the Class 2A West Region 1 softball championship Saturday evening in Winfield.
The Cavaliers (9-1) cut the Gladiators’ lead to 3-2 in the fourth, then went down 4-2 before scoring three times in the fifth and once more in the sixth. Maddie Karns had a double and three RBIs while Abby John and Amanda Warehime had two hits apiece. Karns struck out seven in the victory. Abby Hoare added a double.
Lily Oakes had a double for Glenelg, while Serafina Tinio and Sage Huber each had triples.
South Carroll advances to the state quarterfinals Tuesday.
Man Valley 9, Westminster 7 (8 inn.)
Round: 3A East Region 1 final
Highlights: On Saturday, the Mavericks (4-6) knocked out the Owls (6-3) after losing to them twice during the regular season. Man Valley heads into the state quarterfinals Tuesday. Maddie Loudermilk, Brooke Sims, Erika Bitzel and Mackenzie Murray led the Mavs’ offensive charge, while Makenna Deane went the distance and struck out eight. Lexi Smith had a triple and two hits, along with Laura Tipton, for the Owls, who tied the game in the seventh before falling in extras. Kaitlyn Barber added a double.