Class A 6th ranked Tri used timely hitting in defeating Monroe Central Tuesday evening, 12-6.
Tri (7-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first taking advantage of an error and a 2-run single. The Titans added a run in the 3rd and a pair of runs in the 5th to lead 5-0. The Lady Bears scored in the bottom of the 5th to make it 5-1 but trailed 6-1 going into the 7th.
Both teams’ offense came to life in the 7th and Tri scored 6 times and MC answered with 5 runs to make the final of 12-6.
Several Lady Bears had 2 hits but just couldn’t push runs across the plate early in the contest, according to coach Monte Gaddis.
Freshman Mabrey Buis had a double and triple and 2 RBI’s, while freshman Paige Willen had a double and single and added 3 RBI’s.
Sophomores Cassi Buis and Jordyn Barga each added a pair of singles, while junior Faith Cope had 2 singles and a walk.
The Lady Bears (3-3) now face Class 2A 14th ranked Elwood (7-2) on the road tonight.