ORLEANS-The Lake Region girls broke open a 3-3 deadlock with a four run fourth, paving the way to their fifth straight victory, 8-3 over Richford. Senior hurler Danika Gallup went the route scattering four hits and helping the cause with three hits along the way.
It wasnâ€™t easy as Richford ace Cayla Messier was firing strikes rapid fire. The Rangers got on the board when Gallup, choking up on the bat, knocked a drive into right center where it was mishandle into a roundtripper, scoring the Ranger pitcher. Two innings later an eight pitch at bat by freshman Corrina Cota resulted in a hard drive that split the Rockets outfielders for a solo homer, her second of the year.
Richford rallied for the only three runs they would get, sandwiching two hits, a walk, and an error into a 3-2 lead.
That lead was short lived as LRUHS struck back in the bottom of the fourth. Paige Wells led off with a walk. She stole second and scored on a Gallup base hit, tying the game. Emily Comins got on via a single and after a bunt single and another error by Richford, the Ranger girls put three more runs on the board.
Pitch hitter Karen Potter delivered a two out single the next inning giving Gallup more than enough runs for Lake Region. Callie-Rae Cashin drove home the final digit with an infield out.