DMA’s Alexis Novotny drove in a 6th inning run to waste Padua’s 6-run comeback in a 7-6 softball victory Friday afternoon.
The Seahawks appeared to be in complete control of the game after Brooke Conaty smashed a three-run homer into a dried creek beyond the right-field fence, and Novotny followed with an RBI single in the 4th inning.
Padua countered DMA batting around by sending 10 batters to the plate in the bottom half of the inning.
After loading the bases with nobody out thanks to a Alexandra Musial single and walks by Hailey Brooks and Kathryn Twardowski.
Gabriela Frabizzio hit a sacrifice fly, and then Brooke Emmi and Caitlin Baxter hit back-to-back RBI singles to get within 7-4.
Hanna Solge drove in a run with a fielder’s choice before Zoey Jones tied the game by bouncing a drive off the center-field wall, bringing in the tying runs.
DMA brought reliever Delani Sheehan into the game, and she was able to get a fly out to strand Jones at second, and keep the game tied.
After a much quieter 5th inning, DMA’s Alexus Johnson led off the 6th with a double to center. She reached third on a wild pitch, which proved important as Novotny grounded out to shortstop, giving Johnson enough time to race home with the go-ahead run.
Sheehan took things from there, retiring the last give batters she faced to lock up the victory, keeping the Seahawks undefeated.
Alexus Johnson finished with 2 RBIs for DMA (7-0), who will look to stay unbeaten when they host Red Lion Tuesday at 3:45.
Solge and Jones both drive in two runs for Padua (2-3), who travels to Brandywine Monday at 3:45.