A pair of seventh-inning home runs were not enough for the Monticello Lady Sages to overcome a seven-run deficit in the seventh inning as Clinton held on for a 10-8 win in non-conference girls softball action Wednesday afternoon from Clinton High School.
Miranda Fogal blasted a three-run home run to bring Monticello within 10-6 in the seventh. After Avery Oberheim reached on an error, Josie Nelson homered to right-center to cut the lead to 10-8.
Kaylee Yost relieved Mack Armstrong with nobody out and struck out the first two batters she faced, after allowing a single to center, Yost struck out the Monticello nine-hitter for the final out to secure the win.
The Lady Maroons led 5-3 headed to the bottom of the sixth inning and scored five runs without recording an extra-base hit.
The Lady Maroons opened up a 5-2 lead in the third inning with a four-run inning, again, without an extra-base hit.
Savannah Clifton recorded the only extra base hit for the afternoon for the Lady Maroons with a run-scoring double in the first inning. Clifton finished 2-for-4 with a run driven in.
Zoie Polen scored twice and drove in two runs finishing 0-for-3. Chloe Griffin finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Raymi Dial was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
Max Daniels led the Lady Sages offense, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs and Skyler Frye finished 2-for-4 with a double.
The Lady Sages drop to 4-6 overall and the Lady Maroons improve to 2-7.