East survived a late West rally to defeat the Firebirds 7-6 last Friday. After falling behind 1-0, the Hawks scored all of their runs in the 1st inning on just 2 hits, taking advantage of 5 free passes and 2 errors. Madison Beckham and Rachel Lewis provided the rbi hits in the first. Madison was also the only Hawk to have a multi-hit game. Sydney Larson (10-2) picked up the victory in the circle, striking out 7 and making a spectacular diving catch and double play throw to help her own cause.
Batting leaders: Madison Beckham, 2-3, 2 rbi: East 20-3 (14-1 GMC)
The Hawks rushed to the end of the season with hope still to earn a GMC title. They have final regular season games this week at Princeton (today), home versus Colerain on Wednesday and an important game at Mason on Friday.
East grabbed the Dayton Sectional #2 seed in the upcoming post season tourney. They will play Springfield (#24 seed) at home on Monday, May 8th at 5:00 pm.