Unfortunately, the impressive comeback hadn't dampened the Indians spirit. In the seventh inning, Indianola ripped off four runs against Megan Robertson and Mandi Moore and pulled out a one-run victory. Robertson allowed three runs in the inning and Moore yielded the game-winning run.
Huston said Ottumwa's pitching staff surrendered too many hits to the Indian's offense and the Bulldog defense committed too many defensive errors in the games. But, the coach wants his team to move forward to the next game.
"We just have to worry about ourselves and go play," Huston said.
Ottumwa (12-2, 6-2) plays today against Des Moines East in CIML Metro Conference action.
Indianola 7, Ottumwa 2Ottu 020 000 0 — 2 India 000 052 0 — 7Ottumwa battery — Mandi Moore (L, 8-2) (6IP, 13H, 7R, 7ER, 7K), Beth Overturf catching.HR — Beth Overturf, Alexis Winn.Hits — Olivia Roark 2-for-4, Sammy Garrett 1-for-3, Katie Sammons 1-for-3, Winn 2-for-3, Kasside Henderson 1-for-1, Overturf 1-for-3, Sydney Strunk 1-for-3.RBI — Overturf, Winn. Runs — Overturf, Winn. Ottumwa 11, Indianola 10Ottu 000 0055 — 11 Indi 100 510 4 — 10Ottumwa battery — Brittni Vogt (ND, 3-0) (4IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, 7K, 1BB), Megan Robertson (2IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3K), Moore (L, 8-2) (1IP, 1R, 1K) Alexis Winn catching.2B — Sammons, Chelsea Griffiths 2. HR — Garrett.Hits —Garrett 1-for-5, Roark 3-for-5, Sammons 1-for-5, Winn 1-for-3, Sydney 2-for-3, Griffiths 2 -for-3.RBI — Garret 3, Nicole Peyton, Strunk 2, Henderson, Griffiths 2. Runs — Garrett, Sammons, Winn, Strunk 2, Henderson, Griffiths, Chloe Davis, Ellie Hammack 2 .