Jackson County Central erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a 6-3 deficit against Martin County West during non-conference softball action Monday in Jackson.
Alexis O’Reilly hit a home run to spark the Huskies’ late offensive eruption in hometown, and teammate Billy Fink later produced a pivotal two-run triple to help JCC outsmart the visiting Mavericks in an eventual 13-8 decision.
The Huskies combined five hits with eight Maverick errors to generate the total number of runs.
Hannah Rosenberg produced three hits and one RBI to lead the Mavericks’ performance by 10, while Maddie Carlson delivered a game-best three RBIs on the strength of two hits.
Emily Anderson contributed two hits and one RBI to the MCW effort, while Ella Carlson and Cami Chloe each had one hit and one RBI.
Hadley Watchall scored two hits, struck out one hit and allowed no hits in one run of relief for the Huskies’ no-save.
Brooklyn Stenzel gave up three runs on three hits, and struck out one in three innings relief to seal the win for JCC.
Starting pitcher Maddy Carlson gave up eight runs—only three earned, struck out four and walked two runs in four innings of work to absorb the Mavericks’ loss.
Martin County West (2-1) hosts the Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fox Lake Sports Complex in Welcome. Jackson County Central (1-3) travels to Luverne today for a doubleheader at 4 p.m.