Sheffield drops high-scoring affair against Forest

Sheffield’s Mya Grubbs catches the ball in an attempt to throw out the stealing runner.

Sheffield’s three runs in the bottom of the seventh weren’t enough to pull out a win over visiting Forest Area as the Wolverines lost 13-10.

“We played a lot better,” Sheffield coach Mark Maines said. “We kept our heads up anyways. We had couple of nice plays, but unfortunate that we had a couple of missed plays there too.”

Sheffield jumped out to an early 2-0, and only to give up five in the top of the second. The Wolverines bounced back adding three more to tie the game at five a piece going into the fourth inning when Forest Area took the one run lead after multiple Sheffield errors. Sheffield surrendered another five runs in the sixth, before finally staging a mild comeback when Emily Leichtenberger hit a two-run shot over the left-center field fence.

In the bottom of the seventh, Marissa Grubbs singled to shallow right, scoring Alyssa Dunham, who walked earlier in the frame. Ionna Mendoza and Marissa Grubbs both advanced on a passed ball, putting runners on second and third with Leichtenberger at the plate.

Leichtenberger was able to drive in both runs with a shot that road the left field foul line, earning herself a double. Leichtenberger went four of five with four RBI, while Jerika Dexter and Ashley Fredericks both drove in two runs a piece.

Marissa Grubbs gets ready to release the pitch Wednesday evening in a 13-10 loss to Forest Area.

Sheffield will travel to Johnsonburg tomorrow.

Tori Childress scoops up a ball hit to left field late in Wednesday’s matchup against visiting Forest Area.

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