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Lady Devils walk off with 7-6 win

Mar. 23—Shylee Essary scored on a seventh-inning passed ball Thursday night as Lebanon walked off with a 7-6 District 7-4A softball win over Stewarts Creek.

Catcher Maci Hodge drew a walk and was replaced by courtesy-runner Schmitz, who went all the way to third on Lillie Huddleston's sacrifice bunt. A pitch to Morgan Stearman escaped the catcher and Essary came home.

The Red Hawks led 1-0 in the top of the first inning. Lebanon took a 2-1 lead in the bottom half before Stewarts Creek cracked a pair of homers in a four-run third to go up 5-2. It eventually reached 6-4 but the Lady Devils kept pecking away, scoring in five of their seven innings before tying the score in the fifth.