NORTH ROBINSON — The Wynford softball program accomplished a feat it had not done since 1992 — beat Colonel Crawford.
Kelsey Redden led the Royals (9-11, 5-4 North Central Conference) to the 6-1 victory with a two-run home run in the second inning and a three-run blast in the third as Wynford led 6-0 after the frame.
“It’s an absolutely big win for this program,” Wynford coach Dave Ujvari said. “It’s good so kids can read about this and know that Wynford doesn’t always lose to Colonel Crawford and this should go a long way.”
Andi Purdue aided in the Royals’ hitting with a single and a double, while Shannon Miller, KarLee Schiefer and Kayli Ort each added singles.
Miller picked up the pitching victory as she held the Eagles (15-8, 7-2 NCC) to eight hits, while walking none and striking out two.
Nikyla Garverick (14-8) took the loss as she allowed seven hits and two walks, while striking out three.
After losing to rival Bucyrus, 10-0, on Monday, Ujvari said he challenged his team.
“We challenged the girls after Monday’s loss to salvage the season and they were up to the challenge,” he said. “A win is always a good way to help that.”
The Royals look to continue that momentum and enact some more revenge as they host the Redmen today at 4:30 p.m.
The Eagles’ Silver Division lead is now down to only a game over Lucas (9-9, 6-3 NCC) as the two teams square off today at Colonel Crawford.
Score by innings
Wynford 024 000 0 — 6 7 1
Colonel Crawford 001 000 0 — 1 8 2
WP: S. Miller; LP: Garverick (14-8).
2B: Perdue (W).
HR: Redden (W) 2.