It came down to the wire last Thursday, with the Braves taking victory on a dramatic walk-off error in the late innings that sealed their victory over Warrensburg-Latham. The game was tied at four with Mt. Zion batting in the bottom of the seventh when an error scored one run for the Braves.
Despite falling down by four runs in the second inning, the Cardinals tried to fight back. Warrensburg-Latham scored four runs in the failed comeback.
Opening up the scoring in the first inning, Mt. Zion scored two runs when Gwen Bender doubled.
Warrensburg-Latham knotted the game up at four in the top of the fifth inning on a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.
Kayla Schnippel was credited with the victory for Mt. Zion as the righthander surrendered one run on four hits over four innings, striking out two and walking one.
Dakota Harrison started the game for the Braves and the righty allowed two hits and three runs over three innings, striking out four.
Kennedy Highley, Bender, Kenzie Shumate, Caitlin Maley, Peyton Courson, and Marin Stenger all had one hit to lead Mt. Zion.
The game on Wednesday, May 5 against Vandalia was cancelled due to weather and Monday, May 3 Mt. Zion hosted the Cerro Gordo-Bement Broncos and defeated them 15-0 in three innings of play.