Reserve Softball Outlasts Jackson-Milton

Western Reserve defeats Jackson-Milton 4-2 Friday in high school softball action.
Western Reserve defeats Jackson-Milton 4-2 Friday in high school softball action.

Western Reserve’s Alexis Lude hit a two out, two-run double to help the Blue Devils defeat Jackson-Milton 4-2 in high school softball action Friday afternoon.

Jackson-Milton opened the scoring in the second inning when Kori Edwards lined a single into center field.  Becca Jones scored to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 advantage.

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The lead was short lived as Gabby Stubbs lined a base hit down the left field line during the top half of the third inning.  April Lude scored easily to tie the game 1-1.

 An inning later it was Lude delivering at the plate.  She drilled a long fly ball to right center field.  It dropped  near the fence.  Tory White scored easily to give the Blue Devils their first lead at 2-1.

Jackson-Milton would tie the game in the bottom of the inning on a fielder’s choice.  That set the stage for Alexis Lude.

Maddie Kreitzburg had 3 strikeouts on the mound to lead Western Reserve.

Paije Kiraly pitched well for the Blue Jays recording three strikeouts. 

Western Reserve improves to 13-2.  Jackson-Milton falls to 14-7.

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