BAINBRIDGE -- A pitchers' duel turned into an exciting offensive seventh inning for the North Putnam softball team Tuesday night, as they edged Riverton Parke 3-2. All five runs were scored in the seventh.
The Cougars got three hits in a row in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.
Ashley Currey tied the score with a two-run single before Dakota Malayer doubled to send Curry to third.
Carlye McGaughey then singled to drive in Curry for the game-winning run.
Cougar coach Jim Brothers said he and his team were confident after the Panthers scored their two runs in the top of the seventh. They had bee hitting the Riverton Parke pitcher all night, they had just been right at fielders.
"We'd had runners in scoring position throughout the night between walks and three hit batters. We'd been getting to her a little bit. As the game went on, we started getting better timing on it," Brothers said.
The coach also said they had confidence because of experience with close games earlier in the season.
"The kids just had confidence they could get it done," he said. "They've been in close games and had to come from behind before, so it wasn't anything they hadn't had to do before. I think playing in some close games has paid of for them."
Taylor Judy pitched all seven innings for North, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. She struck out 13 batters.
The Cougars concluded their regular season with a 13-9 record.
"It was our senior night and we were glad to send the seniors out with a win."
North Putnam takes on Cascade in game three of the Tri-West Sectional next Tuesday at 5 p.m.