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June 21, 2013

Little League softball: Schrock helps Milton rally for win

Schrock helps Milton rally for win

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Pitching once again with a lead, East started to settle down in the circle, spelling problems for the top of Lewisburg's order. A strikeout and two groundouts later, the momentum had shifted in Milton's favor.

Following an early groundout and walk drawn by Snyder, Schrock got under a ball, sending it into the gap in right-center field for a RBI triple. Amanda Arnold followed suit with a ball hit in almost the exact same spot and Arnold scored on the ball on an error after the ball rolled to the wall.

With a 9-4 lead, East seemed determined to finish off the win, shaking off an outfield error to start the inning, and retired the next three hitters in order to end the game.

In the early innings, it appeared that both teams were not going to be satisfied with a six-inning game as both squads brought runs home in the first inning. Schrock crushed a ball down the right-field line resulting in an inside-the-park home run in the top of the inning, while Hoffman tied the game for Lewisburg with an RBI single and scoring after an error on the same play.

Milton regained the lead in the top of the third on a single from Rachelle Campbell and would hold the lead until the bottom of the fourth.

Coming to bat for the first time in the game, Erica Arnold demonstrated that she needs little time to warm up, pounding the second pitch from East into the left-center field gap for a two-run triple.

Lewisburg manager Craig Hoffman said he was pleased with the overall effort his girls showed.

"I'm proud of them," Hoffman said. "...(The game) could have went either way tonight."

However, the key breaks fell in favor of Milton, resulting in a win in a game that was much closer than the box score would suggest.

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