Upper Sandusky scored two runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings against Wynford and added another five in the eighth for a 16-11 win.
The Rams (11-11, 5-6 North Central Conference) outhit the Royals, 16-7, but had six errors.
Wynford (7-15, 1-10 NCC) scored six in the second inning and added one and four runs in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively, to take an 11-9 lead into the seventh. Upper Sandusky scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth, four in the third and two each in the six and seventh.
“We were a little flat at the beginning, but they rallied around each other and never gave up,” Upper Sandusky coach Dave Young said. “We didn’t play very good defensively, but some good plays when they counted.”
Kelsi Knapp got an unusual start and went all eight innings, walking four, striking out four and allowing six earned runs for the win.
“Knapp pitched for the first time since the beginning of the season and did a great job for us,” Young said.
Shannon Miller pitched five innings and gave up eight runs, nine hits while walking three in a losing effort.
Kelsey Redden doubled twice for Wynford, while Miller, Beth Ogden, Shaelynn Duncan and Reegan Scott each singled.
Brigitte Snow had two doubles for the Rams, while Kalene Johnson had four singles and Maranda Stansbery had three. Knapp added a multiple-hit day to her tally and Savannah Piecha and Lexa Cheney singled.
The two teams meet again at 4:30 today at Upper Sandusky.
Score by innings
Upper Sandusky 104 112 25 — 16 16 6
Wynford 060 014 00 — 11 7 4
WP: Knapp; LP: Miller.
2B: Snow (US) 2, Redden (W) 2.