Shoreland used a 4 run 7th inning to earn the Pacers 10th win on Thursday night. The Pacers got the scoring started in the 2nd when Bree James got on with a 1 out hit. She took second on a pick off attempt and 3rd on an error. She would later score on a ground ball that got thru the right side off Olivia Mooney's bat. Shoreland added 2 more runs in the top of the 3rd. Emily Jones led off with a base hit. She would score on a throwing error all the way from first when Dodd slapped the ball in play. Dodd ended up at third. Kelsey Hill then drove in Dodd to push the lead to 3-0.
St Cat's would battle back in the bottom of the 5th. Deisman reached on an error and scored on a double by Liapis. With 2 outs Topp hit a double to score the second run. After a walk, Ashley Gerber hit single that got passed the left fielder and allowed Topp to come home to even the score at 3 a piece.
The Pacers regained the lead in the top of the 6th. Allie Neumann led off with a base hit. Kaylee Ruiz added a hit and Olivia Mooney drove in Neumann with a base knock to right center. The Pacers would finished the night with a big 7th. Jones singled and Dodd was hit by pitch. Kelsey Hill then drove a ball just over the right fielder to plate Jones. Neumann added another rbi single, Hill scored on a wild pitch and Ruiz would single to drive in Neumann to finish the scoring at 8-3.
Leaders were Jones 2-4, 2 runs, Neumann 2-3,2 runs 1 rbi and Ruiz 2 hits, 1 rbi. Hill got the win going all 7, 8 hits, 0 ER, 2 BB and 6 strikeouts. " We got some solid defense today despite having 4 errors. Some of those plays happened from us being aggressive. I can live with that when the effort is so great. We had a lot of hard hit balls today that didn't result in hits. I credit St Cat's when some great defense as well."
The Pacers moved to 12-5 and 10-2 in the MCC. St Cats in now 9-7 and 4-6 in conference. SL next plays Kenosha St Joe at UW-Parkside on Friday.