Trailing Custom Weatherproofing 7-6 going into the top-half of the sixth wasn’t what Caterpillar drew up prior to taking the field last night in the first game in Babe Ruth 8U softball at Lions park.


Trailing Custom Weatherproofing 7-6 going into the top-half of the sixth wasn’t what Caterpillar drew up prior to taking the field last night in the first game in Babe Ruth 8U softball at Lions park.

With just one week left in the regular season, Caterpillar had to win last night’s game against CWP to keep pace with Fuemmeler Furniture Refinishings in league play. So while looking at a one-run deficit going in the top-half of the sixth, Caterpillar scored when it had to by pushing across two runs for a 8-7 victory.

 Alexis Albin led the hitting attack in the game for Caterpillar , who improved to 10-3 on the season, with four singles. Bridgette Lutz and Jocelyn Dalton added three singles each while Kylee Johnston had one single and one double, Allison Eichelberger and Olivia Eichelberger with two singles each and Zoey Johnson and Hannah LeGrant with one single apiece.

For CWP, who dropped to 4-9 overall, Rachel Massa had three singles and one double. Emma West finished the game with two singles and a home run while Kaitlyn Divine and Faith Mesik added three singles each, Skyler Andrews with two singles and Amera Wright, Hope Mesik and Emily Gibson each with one single.

In the nightcap, Phillip Imhoff Construction led Fuemmeler Furniture Refinishing 1-0 after 1/2 inning. However it was pretty much all FFR after that with four runs in the bottom-half of the first to go up 4-1. Meanwhile, after two scoreless innings, PIC came back and tacked on another run in the fourth while FFR added two in the fifth for the victory.

Hailey James, Lexi Maddex, Zoey Lang and Abby Fuemmeler each had two hits in the game for FFR, who improved to 11-2 on the season. Players with one single for FFR were Cassidy Bishop, Breanna Hazlett, Addi Brownfield, Marin Hoelscher, Lillian Rohrbach, Molly Amos and Kinley Fox.

For PIC, who dropped to 1-12 on the season, Kasie Northern had three singles. Brooke Eichelberger finished the game with two singles while Terianna Eckerle, Alexis Jenkins, Molly Schuster and Alexis Davis added one single each.