In the blink of an eye Swanton softball turned a one-run deficit into a lead, walking off Lake in the bottom of the seventh inning to pick up a 3-2 victory Friday afternoon.
Each team scored a run early, then the bats for both went silent until later in the game.
Addison Boehm led off the top of the sixth for Lake with a bloop single and was able to move into scoring position on a passed ball with two outs.
Jessie Materni’s RBI double brought home Boehm, giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead.
The Bulldogs left a runner stranded in their half of the sixth as Jayden Hendricks hit a two-out single but a groundout ended the threat.
Lake went down in order in the top of the seventh, setting up Swanton with the opportunity to win it in their half.
The Dogs wasted no time as Brianna Williams and Taylor Forrest recorded back-to-back singles. The third batter of the inning, Trista Eitniear, also got a hit and the ball found its way to the wall allowing both runs to score, securing Swanton’s 3-2 walkoff win.
The Flyers got the scoring started back in the first inning. Diem Isbell reached on an error to start the game. Isbell stole second, moved to third on a groundout, and scored on another ball on the ground to grab the 1-0 lead.
Swanton later tied it in the bottom of the second by way of Forrest’s leadoff home run to right center field.
A day prior, the Dogs won 16-0 at Delta in Northwest Ohio Athletic League action. They are now 1-1 in the NWOAL.
Forrest picked up the win in the circle, striking out 11 Panther hitters to only one walk and allowing a single hit.