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.
0 - 7
x - 8
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.