Fredonia wins behind Leid’s effort

Mekenna Leid broke out of a hitting slump in a big way Friday to lift the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (7-3, 11-3) past the Southwestern Lady Trojans, 5-1, in CCAA Division 1 high school softball.

In the bottom of the first inning, Alicia Deering drew a one-out walk and moved to third on a base hit from Bre Dahn. Baylee Tarnowski followed with an RBI single to plate Deering.

Then, Leid stepped to the plate and delivered a two-run triple. Leid scored on the play thanks to an error to make the score 4-0.

The Lady Trojans got a run back in the top of the fourth as Sommer Borysoff had an RBI hit.

However, Fredonia responded with a run of its own in the bottom half as Maddie Crandall drove in Deering for the 5-1 victory.

Baylee Tarnowski was the winning pitcher as she scattered four hits, walked one and fanned seven.

Shelby Lunz went 2 for 3 with a double for Southwestern.