Williamsburg pulls away from IL in regional semifinal


FAIRBORN — Indian Lake was right where it wanted to be. But then the top of the seventh inning happened.


Indian Lake’s Kassidy Crockett throws to first base for a double play during Wednesday’s Division III regional semifinal game against Williamsburg at Wright State University. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Lakers trailed Williamsburg, last year’s Division IV state champion, by just two runs (3-1) after six innings in a Division III regional semifinal game Wednesday at Wright State University.

However, the Wildcats pounded out six hits in the top of the seventh and benefited from three Laker errors en route to a seven-run explosion and a 10-1 lead.

Indian Lake picked up a run in the bottom of the seventh, but could get no closer to fall 10-2.

“People will see this score and won’t realize how close of a game it was,” said Indian Lake head coach Skip Oliver. “We had three errors in the seventh inning. When you are playing a team like that, you can’t afford to make basic mistakes like we did.

“I am proud of the way the girls battled. We put (Williamsburg) in a situation they are not used to being in. They are used to blowing everybody out. Our girls showed they can play with anybody.”

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