Though it started as a pitcher’s duel, a late rally from Shelton made it a 3-3 game headed to extra innings against the hometown Rochester softball team, with a huge league win at stake.
After relief pitcher Layna Demers didn’t allow a run in the top of the eighth, Jessa Lenzi made sure it wouldn’t go any more innings, hitting a sacrifice fly to score Sadie Knutson, helping the Warriors beat the Highclimbers in walk-off fashion.
In the circle, Lakota Escott got the start, and was strong, lasting six innings with six strikeouts, and two earned runs on six hits. Demers pitched two innings of relief and didn’t allow a hit.
At the plate Knutson got Rochester’s first run on the board thanks to a double, and Macey Fluetsch went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI.
The Warriors will take on W.F. West at home Friday in another league contest.