COLUMBIA — The Crowder Lady Roughriders pushed their way through a second elimination game with a 5-0 win late Tuesday night over Three Rivers.

COLUMBIA — The Crowder Lady Roughriders pushed their way through a second elimination game with a 5-0 win late Tuesday night over Three Rivers.
Crowder scored two runs in the second and three in the third, far more than enough run support for freshman Maddie Massanelli.
Massanelli tossed a three-hit gem with nine strikeouts and no walks demonstrating her control over seven innings.
On top of that, Crowder's 51st win of the season featured no errors for the second survival game in a row Tuesday.
In the second, Kristen Dempsey fell behind 0-2 in the count and then fouled off seven pitches in a long at-bat, a battle if you will at Battle High School. Dempsey then struck out, but had to be thrown out by catcher Lexi Morris on a dropped third strike. With two outs, Jessie Noftsger started Crowder's rally with a single. Bethany Doty then worked a walk and Mason Andrews knocked a two-run double plating Noftsger and Doty. Andrews was thrown out at third going for a triple.
Oakley Sisemore worked a walk leading off the Crowder third and then Bailey Bunch singled, with an error advancing each runner 60 more feet. Sisemore came home on a wild pitch. Daryan Torix, who had a monster game Tuesday against State Fair, walked, setting up a double steal scenario with Torix at first and Bunch at third.
Torix and Bunch executed it perfectly and Crowder led 4-0.
Torix eventually scored on a Kenzi Spurgin sacrifice fly, after two fly balls advanced Torix the final 120 feet for a 5-0 lead.