The Westran Lady Hornets hung on to defeat the Cairo Lady Cats 10-9 in a back and forth battle Monday. Westran was down to its final out when Kharigan Fuemmeler stepped to the plate with a runner on.
Following a walk, Jaycie Colley gave the Lady Hornets the lead for good.
Lizzy Dollich followed with an RBI single and Ryann Derboven drove in two runs to push the lead to 10-6. Cairo rallied with three runs in the bottom of the inning and loaded the bases but Westran starter Mallory Brown re-entered the game and got a strikeout to close it out. The Lady Cats trailed 3-0 entering the bottom of the fifth. Chloe Brumley singled and scored on a single by Kylee Dodge. Avery Brumley and Olivia Cross followed suit.
Westran recaptured the lead with an RBI single by Kate Hollman in the top of the sixth, which was part of a 3-for-4 day for her. Cairo went back on top with three runs in the bottom half.
For Westran, Brown totaled six innings pitched and gave up five runs, 10 hits and struck out eight while walking two. Coach Chris Sander…
Kylee Hayes was credited with the win. Fuemmeler’s big game included a two-run double in the first. Sander said he had a good feeling in the seventh.
Chloe Brumley went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI out of the leadoff spot for the Lady Cats. Avery Brumley was 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and two triples. All nine runs Cairo scored came with two outs. Coach Jennifer Matthews hopes the sting of the loss serves as good fuel.
Olivia Cross took the loss and the Lady Cats are now 1-1.
Westran coach Chris Sander:
Cairo coach Jennifer Matthews: