HICKSVILLE – So much for breaking into the season on an easy note. The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds traveled to Hicksville for their season debut on March 30. After opening leads of 2-0 and 5-1, all the Ladybirds had to do was hold out for the win. The hometown girls had other ideas.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Full content protected for online subscribers. Purchase a one week subscription from the top menu bar for just $1.99 to read all online content (full access). Longer subscription plans are also available. Subscriptions cover our costs to attend local events; bringing forth Hometown News Coverage to our communities.”]
Hicksville picked up two in the bottom of the fifth, and another two in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. Pettisville went up 6-5 in the top of the ninth, but the Aces answered in kind in the home half of the frame. Hicksville then got a walk-off RBI in the bottom of the tenth to send Pettisville back to Fulton County with a 7-6 loss.
Delaney Nofziger went the route for 0-1 Pettisville, allowing 7 runs on 16 hits and a walk, whiffing 10.
Amber Klopfenstein clocked a pair of doubles, Nofziger had a double and a single, and Stephanie Hubby rapped a pair of base hits for Pettisville.
Runs / Hits / Errors
Hicksville 7 – 16 – 8
Pettisville 6 – 10 – 5[/emember_protected]