NEWTON, NJ—It was a heart breaker for Newton High School softball team on Tuesday. Newton led 7-1, over Wallkill until the sixth inning. That’s when Wallkill broke it open, scoring six runs to tie it up. They went on to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Newton 8-7 on Newton’s turf.
Taylor Thieme started for the Braves, pitching five innings. She walked one player and allowed 11 hits on five errors.
Thieme went 3-for-4 on the other side of the plate, contributing two runs. In the sixth inning Katie Maker came in to pitch and Thieme took over at second base for the remainder of the game.
Maker pitched the remaining two innings for the Braves. She struck out one and allowed five hits on two errors.
Riley Scuralli drove in three runs going 3-for-4 and scoring two runs herself. Emma Hesse drove in one run, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Brielle Brown, Sierra Dunn, Morgan Mendel, and Grace Thuen each went 0-for-2. Brown, Mendel, and Thuen walked once each and Dunn walk twice.
Angelya Larsen went 0-for-3, scoring one run for the Braves. The Braves led until the sixth inning when Wallkill’s pitcher, Ariel Milligan, hit a grand slam, making the score 5-7.
Wallkill player Caitlyn Mizeski drove in the tying runs with a single to centerfield. The Braves got three outs and moved onto the seventh inning, scoring no runs.
Milligan drove in the winning run with her second homerun in the top of the seventh inning to take the win over Newton.
The Braves had 22 at bats, eight hits, six walks, and one double. There were two fielding errors on Newton. They will take on North Warren away at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11.
Newton is 7-9 overall and 3-3 in the league and are currently behind North Warren (4-1) Kittatinny (4-2), tied with Wallkill Valley (3-3), and ahead of Hopatcong (0-5).
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