Stratford Softball lady Cardinals defeated Richard Bland in a thriller!!

Stratford Softball lady Cardinals defeated Richard Bland in a thriller!!

A five-run lead in the fourth inning was just enough for Stratford University Cardinals to hold off Richard Bland for the victory.  Richard Bland scored six runs in the failed comeback on a triple by Ashley Fritz in the fourth, a home run by Kay'Lee Justice in the fifth, a home run by Brooklynn Bilyard in the sixth, and a groundout by Justice in the ninth.  Richard Bland got things moving in the first inning.  Richard Bland scored one run when Taylor Bilyard doubled.  In the bottom of the sixth inning, Richard Bland tied things up at six when Bilyard homered on a 3-0 count, scoring two runs.  Stratford University Cardinals tallied four runs in the fourth inning.  I Garibaldi and L Sly each had RBIs in the big inning. Deanna Rogerson led the Stratford University Cardinals to victory on the pitcher's mound. She surrendered six runs on 11 hits over nine innings, striking out six. Joana Holland took the loss for Richard Bland. She surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings, striking out six. Kayla Shaffer started the game for Richard Bland. She lasted three innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while striking out two. Richard Bland hit two home runs on the day. Bilyard went deep in the sixth inning. Justice went yard in the fifth inning.  Stratford University Cardinals totaled 13 hits in the game.  B Olsavicky, Sly, Lewis, and J Conner all managed multiple hits for Stratford University Cardinals.  Sly and Olsavicky all had three hits to lead Stratford University Cardinals.  Richard Bland tallied 11 hits.  Kamryn Lanier, Bilyard, Bilyard, and Holland all had multiple hits for Richard Bland.  Richard Bland was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Justice had the most chances in the field with eight.