Battery Creek took the inside track toward another Region 8-3A softball title when Emily Crosby’s game-ending RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Sharks to a 3-2 win over visiting May River on Friday.
Crosby singled home Kylee Taff with the winning run for her third RBI of the game. She started the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the first and added an RBI double in the third for a 2-0 lead.
Giovana Rodriguez’s two-run single in the fifth tied the game, and that’s where it stayed until Crosby’s heroics in the eighth.
Alexis Ortiz struck out 12 and allowed two runs, five hits, and one walk to outduel Rodriguez, who gave up three runs (two earned) and three hits with two strikeouts and four walks.
The Dolphins (3-7, 2-0) host Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Tuesday. The Sharks (4-3, 2-2) travel to Ridgeland-Hardeeville for a region doubleheader on April 2.