Paige Hoersten prepares to throw a pitch to the plate in Thursday's game against Liberty Benton. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
Paige Hoersten prepares to throw a pitch to the plate in Thursday's game against Liberty Benton. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)

OTTOVILLE — The Lady Green stayed in it until the end, but Liberty Benton pulled away late in the game for a 17-15 victory on Thursday. The game was tied at 15 with Liberty Benton batting in the top of the seventh when Katie Veenstra singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Ottoville Lady Green Varsity scored six runs in the fifth inning. Kylee Klenz, Brooke Kortokrax, and Emma Birr each had RBIs in the frame.

Liberty Benton scored 10 runs in the final two innings to seal a 17-15 victory over Ottoville. Allie Honigford took the loss on the mound for the Lady Green.

Ottoville falls to 0-7 (0-1 PCL) with Thursday’s loss.

Liberty Benton 17

Taylor Young ss 1-1-0-0, Sydney Lease 1b 3-1-0-0, Katie Pape p/cf 4-2-1-1, Lexi Ostrander 1b/p 2-1-2-2, Brianna Reeves c 4-1-2-2, Mia Siferd 3b 4-3-2-2, Jillian Stoepfel cf/lf 4-1-0-0, Katie Veenstra rf 1-1-1-2, Emma Grubinski 2b 4-2-2-1, Mackenzie Murphy lf/ss 5-0-2-1, Kacey Durliat ph 2-1-1-0, Morgan Billmaier ss 1-1-0-0, Autuem Symmes ph 0-1-0-0, Victoria Spaulding ph 0-1-0-0, Total 35-17-13-11

Ottoville 15

Emma Birr 3b 4-3-2-1, Olivia Gamble 1b 5-2-3-3, Rachel Kemper ss 5-1-2-0, Hunter Boecker lf 4-1-4-0, Madison Averesch ph 1-1-0-0, Kylee Klenz rf 4-2-2-2, Gracie Brinkman c 2-0-2-4, Allie Honingford p 3-0-0-0, Paige Hoersten p/c 4-1-1-0, Ashley Landin 2b 3-2-2-0, Brooke Kortokrax cf 4-2-2-3, Total 39-15-20-13

Score by Inning - R H E

Liberty Benton 131 204 6 - 17 13 1

Ottoville 261 060 0 - 15 20 3

IP H R ER BB SO

Liberty Benton

Katie Pape 2 9 9 9 4 2

Lexi Ostander (W) 5 11 6 6 2 8

Ottoville

Paige Hoersten 2 1 5 3 6 2

Allie Honigford (L) 5 12 12 8 3 4

Pitches-Strikes: Honigford 110-69, Ostrander 92-68, Hoersten 74-28, Pape 61-27