Lady G’s take down cross-town rivals

Third baseman Kimmy Albert sets to fire a throw to first.

WINNSBORO – The Richard Winn softball squad did not travel far to battle Fairfield Central, and what started off a low scoring game quickly shot into offensive fireworks. The Griffins used a massive run streak in the sixth inning to pull ahead and snag a 18-13 over their crosstown opponents.

Coco Rice (3) recorded three strikeouts in her win against the Eagles. | Photos/Martha Ladd

Fairfield bagged a couple of early runs in the first and plated two more runners in the second to give themselves the lead. Their pitching held the Eagles’ bats to just one run over the first three innings. At the end of three, the Griffins led 3-1.

In the fourth inning, the momentum took a swift turn in favor of the Eagles. Richard Winn’s first batter of the grounded out, but then they proceeded to tear off a seven-run streak that put them up 7-4.

The Eagles padded their lead in the half of the sixth with three more runs, but that was not enough to survive the next momentum change. Fairfield had a monster 14-run inning in the bottom of the sixth with 17 at bats.

Richard Winn scored three more runs in the seventh inning, but the comeback fell short of the Griffins’ lead, and the Griffins took home the 18-13 win.

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