Joplin threatened with a two-out rally in the bottom half but eventually dropped the Ozark Conference tilt 4-2, extending its losing skid to five games.
The game was scoreless after two innings before Lake broke through in the top of the third. Caeden Soritnato entered during the seventh inning to close out the game. The win improved South to 13-10. Bradley Doudna and Jayce Clevenger both went 2-for-3, Austin Luzier was 1-for-1 with three runs and Williams had two RBIs in the opener.
"We made two costly errors in the first that led to four, otherwise we're right there with the No. 1 team in the region", Christopulos said of his team spotting the Huskies the early lead.
Brattain, whom Webber described as "uncharacteristically wild", struck out seven with five hits and three walks allowed in his five innings.
"Brit threw five innings on Tuesday and threw over a hundred pitches (Wednesday)", the coach said of the pitching change.
At No. 2 singles, it took a super tiebreaker for Mifflinburg to earn a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8 victory. Kaylee Hall had a triple and scored two runs.
Doubles: McClenason Wagner/Blake Wray (M) def. Elijah Taylor/Darell Lyles 0-6, 6-1, 6-4; Jason Schanck/Braden Hurst (M) def. Ulysses Mercado/Miles Mogush 2-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8.
Dixon (8-6) had given East all it could handle earlier in the year in Beaufort before falling 7-4. Maggie McCrary batted 2 for 3 with four runs scored and had two stolen bases.
CAYUGA, Ind. - Luke Osborn pitched a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts as the Falcons won at the Banks of the Wabash Tournament. Senior Alana Burges-Campbell was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Melo added a three-run home run in the fourth, and Place added his second long ball of the day in the seventh to score two more. Emma Seagroves, Liz Morgan and Kara Meeks all went 1 for 3 with Meeks and Morgan getting a RBI.
The game will be played April 14 at Mission Oak and will feature players from Fresno/Visalia going against Tulare/Bakersfield.
TORRANCE 17, CANTWELL SACRED HEART 1 - Jenn Lew went 4 for 4 and stole the 100th and 101st stolen bases in her career in the Tartars' win in the Whittier Christian Tournament.
The Tigers took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Amber Budmark and Sierra Haage cranked solo home runs and they added an insurance run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Sprakel.
Smyrna would get the same opportunity, but a strikeout and two fly outs stranded the runner, and giving the victory to Indian River.
Defensively, the Wolves (11-1) were led by Molly Bradach in the field and Emma Nydam at keeper with 12 saves. "We had two hits, one by Drew Salamy and one by Luke Campbell, both freshmen".
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