Baker softball falls to Grizzlies
FRUITLAND — Fruitland nipped Baker 8-7 in a back-and-forth nonleague girls softball game Saturday at Fruitland.
The Grizzlies (10-3) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for the winning margin.
Baker took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first thanks, in part, to a two-run home run from Darryn McCauley.
Then, after Fruitland had taken a 4-3 lead, the Bulldogs regained a 5-4 edge in the fourth inning.
Again it was McCauley doing the damage. McCauley slugged her second two-run homer of the day to center field.
Fruitland tied the game with a single run in the bottom of the fourth.
Baker then took its final lead, 7-5, in the top of the fifth.
Taylor McAdams and Danielle Freese singled, and a Fruitland error plated the first run. Tasha Nelson then hit a sacrifice fly to left to drive home the second run.
Fruitland rallied with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Kendll Cox had a two-run single, and Rhyli Rayo added a bunt run-scoring single to plate the runs.
McCauley took the loss in relief of Sierra Howerton.
Baker (6-5) hosts Weiser in a single nonleague game Tuesday at the Baker Sports Complex.
Howerton, McCauley (5) and Stephens. Cuellar and Rayo. WP — Cuellar. LP —McCauley.
Baker hits —McCauley 3, Grove, McAdams 2, Freese. Baker RBI —McCauley 4, Nelson.
Fruitland hits —Phillips 2, Cuellar 2, Barger 2, Carlson, Cox, Rayo. Fruitland RBI —Cuellar 3, Cox 2, Rayo, Ryan.
2B —Ryan. HR —McCauley 2.