BEAR CREEK | It was a competitive game most of the way, but Oliver Springs' offense was ultimately too much for Oneida to tame here Tuesday (April 25), as the Bobcats walked way with a 30-19 win in district play.
Oliver Springs put up 11 runs in the top of the seventh inning to seize control, building a 15-run lead that the Lady Indians could not overcome.
Oneida had the lead early, using a six-run second inning to take an 8-3 lead over the Bobcats.
Oliver Springs responded with a nine-run third inning, taking a 12-8 lead.
But Oneida answered right back with five runs in the bottom half of the third, and led 13-12.
Oliver Springs took the lead for good with a four-run fourth inning, going up 17-13. Oneida got as close as two runs in the fourth before the Bobcats slowly widened the gap in the fifth and sixth innings.
Oneida's four runs in the bottom of the seventh weren't enough to spark a rally.
Both offenses were proficient. Oneida, for example, had 11 hits and 15 bases on balls.
But Oliver Springs was simply other-worldly. The Bobcats finished with a whopping 25 hits.
Incredibly, Oliver Springs' Bella Thornton had three home runs and nine RBIs.
For Oneida, Grace Losey and Ally Long each had three RBIs and three runs scored. Charlsey Jeffers, Kennedy Shoemaker and Keegan Sexton each had a pair of RBIs, while Kelsey Pike and Prayleigh Welch each scored four runs.
Julia Lay had an RBI and scored a run, as did Shayla Shoemaker.