Coalfield lost the lead late in a 12-2 defeat to Sale Creek on Monday. The game was tied at two with Sale Creek batting in the bottom of the fifth when Allison Smith tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.
In the first inning, Coalfield got their offense started when they scored one run after Malachi Armes singled.
In the bottom of the third inning, Sale Creek tied things up at two. Shelby Sullivan singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The big blow was when Sale Creek scored seven runs in the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by Sale Creek was led by Madison Stott, Leah Campbell, Macie Stanfield, Sullivan, Hannah Hall, and Smith, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Stanfield was in the circle for Sale Creek and got the complete game win.
Anna toed the rubber for Coalfield. She went five and two-thirds innings, allowing 12 runs on 15 hits and walking one.
Coalfield had six hits in the game. Mikayla Heidel and Malachi Armes each managed two hits to lead Coalfield.
Sale Creek racked up 15 hits. Hannah Baskette-Skiles, Stanfield, Sullivan, and Hall all managed multiple hits for Sale Creek.