The Maroa-Forsyth Lady Trojans answered a big inning by Clinton with a big inning of their own and held off the Lady Maroons 9-5 in non-conference girl's softball action from Forsyth Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Maroons trailed 4-1 going into the top of the fifth inning and put four runs on the board to go up 5-4 but the Lady Trojans dropped a five-spot in th bottom of the fifth to go up 9-5 and held on from there.
Balance was the name of the game for the Lady Trojans offensively Thursday.
Lainey Larner, Kelci Kahler, and Tori Thomas went yard on a breezy afternoon. Megan Holub and Thomas recorded two hits at the top of the lineup. Lauryn Wright, Danni Hovey, Maggie Ravenscraft, and Reya Corley all recorded hits for Maroa-Forsyth.
Heidi Humble went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for the Lady Maroon.s Brooke Reeves and Sarah Mills finished 2-for-4. Mills drove in a run while Reeves had a stolen base. Alaina Soberalski finished 1-for-4 with a double and run scored.
Reice McCormick, Aliviyah Haynes, and Mia Kivlehan each had RBIs for Clinton.
Maro-Forsyth improves to 14-4 overall. They Lisle-Benet Academy and Effingham St. Anthony in a Saturday morning twin bill.
Clinton drops to 6-12 overall and will host Shelbyville this afternoon.