Creekview (6-1, 3-1) trailed 3-0 going into the top of the fifth, but Avery Pickerill led off with a double and scored when Kirsten Aanensen reached on an error. After Savanna Gruber’s single moved Aanensen to third, Aanensen score on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 3-2.
The Lady Grizzlies weren’t done yet, going back to work in the top of the sixth. Tiffany Godfrey drew a walk, and Carolina Zarzycki doubled to plate Godfrey with the tying run.
With an inning to play, Creekview didn’t let up.
Madison Dionne got things doing in the seventh with a one-out bunt single. Amy Vetula’s sacrifice moved Dionne to second, but that left the Lady Grizzlies to play with one out.
Casee Disharoon walked, and there were runners on the corners after Dionne took third on a wild pitch. Ashley Walraven then followed with a single to right that drove in Dionne and Disharoon with the go-ahead runs.
River Ridge (6-5, 3-1) didn’t put up much of a fight in the bottom of the seventh. Baleigh Lott drew a one-out walk, but Nana Collender and Paige Taylor both flew out to center, ending the game.
The game started better for River Ridge than it ended. Kiley Rediger doubled to lead off the second and scored on a single by Addison Bray as the Lady Knights took a 1-0 lead.
They added to the lead with a pair of runs in the third.
Taylor singled to center with two outs and drove in Shelby Suggs, who had reached on a fielder’s choice earlier in the inning. Taylor, who advanced to second on the previous play, took third on a passed ball and scored on Beth McCulley’s single for the 3-0 lead.
Bray led River Ridge, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Gracie Dorr earned the win for Creekview, pitching a complete game, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk, while striking out four.
Heather Williams took the loss for River Ridge. She also went the distance, allowing two earned runs on nine hits and three walks.