Delmar scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat host Milford 9-6 Tuesday afternoon in girls' softball.
Delmar scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to power past host Milford 9-6 Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Wildcats pounded out a total of 15 hits against Milford's senior pitcher Lindsay Siok, who also had three hits in her final home game of the season. Delmar pitcher Danielle Bradley crushed a two-run home run to clinch the victory for the visitors.
"They have always had a good hitting team as long as I've seen them," said Milford Coach Tina Beach. "They definitely have some girls that can hit the ball," she said.
Tuesday's matchup was a fun and interesting game to watch from the stands, and probably from the field.
After Delmar opened the game with a run in the top of the first, the Lady Bucs came back to reach Delmar starter Danielle Bradley for four runs in the bottom of the second. Kylie Nelson started the rally with a double and was knocked in by Kasey Fry. Siok helped her own cause by driving the fourth run of the inning with a two-out single.
The Wildcats added a run in the third, and then Milford scored one in the fourth to build a 5-2 lead.
But the persistent Delmar offense continued to chip away at the Bucs' lead, scoring two in the fifth, one in the sixth on an Alison Pusey home run, and a go-ahead run in the seventh to build a 6-5 lead.
Milford rallied in its half of the seventh on an RBI single by Katherine Richard to send the game into extra innings.
The Bucs had a chance to steal the victory in the eighth on a single by Siok, but the runner was wisely held at third as Delmar's left fielder sent a great throw to the plate. Bradley then enticed the next batter to ground out to end the inning.
In the ninth, Shelby Murphy led off with an infield single, Riddle, who had four hits in the game, stroked a single to right center scoring Murphy, the Bradley sent one over the left field fence to wrap up the victory.Milford was unable to answer back in the bottom of the ninth.
The Lady Buccaneers are now 11-4 on the season, while Delmar improved to 14-4.