In a game that started Tuesday, ended Thursday and saw 19 innings in between, the Reed softball team found a way to get that elusive tiebreaking run across when it counted, prevailing 5-4 over Douglas in Minden Thursday afternoon.
The original game was called due to darkness Tuesday night with the score tied at four after 13 innings in Sparks.
It was finished Thursday in Minden since the Raiders had been due to come down for a non-league game already.
After six innings of deadlock Thursday, Reed broke through with a trio of singles that brought home the game-winning run.
Prior to that, Douglas had gotten out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the 17th to preserve the game.
Kaitlyn Bowman and Katie Kluever each went 4-for-8 at the plate in the game while Allison Meyer went 3-for-7. Leonna Mortimer and Kelly Sonnemann each picked up a pair of hits and Illiana Brown and Taylor McKinnon each had a hit. Two of Meyer’s hits were doubles.
Bowman pitched all 19 innings for the Tigers, striking out four.
Douglas came right back and topped the Raiders 5-1 in a non-league matchup.
Mortimer and Brown each hit home runs, with Mortimer driving in three runs. Mortimer also doubled, as did Sonnemann.
Kali Sargent struck out three, walked one and allowed one earned run in picking up the win.