NEW MADISON — The Bradford softball team beat Cross County Conference rival Tri-Village 12-7 on Thursday in New Madison.
Bradford jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top half of the first inning as leadoff batter Haley Patty hit her first career home run on the third pitch of her at bat.
The Lady Railroaders then added five runs in the fifth for a 6-0 advantage. After back-to-back walks, Patty singled to drive in two runs. Followed by hits from Erika Hart and Brooke Brower, an Olivia Hart sac fly scored another run. Good contact from Mindy Brewer and Ally Booker also recorded RBIs.
Tri-Village got its offense going with three runs in the fifth, but Bradford responded with two runs in the top of the sixth for an 8-3 lead. Tri-Village cut the deficit to 8-7 in the bottom half of the sixth before Bradford put the game away with four runs in the seventh for the 12-7 final.
Bradford had 10 hits and five errors in the game. Tri-Village had nine hits and six errors.
For Bradford Patty was 4-for-4 on the day with four RBI. Hart went 3-for-4 with a triple, and Brooke Dunlevy went 2-for-2.
For Tri-Village Ecko Brown went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. Alex Bietry was 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI.
Rachel Fickert was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Shelby Holzapfel went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, and Krystal Falknor drove in a run.
Fickert pitched 5.2 innings for Tri-Village, allowing seven runs on six hits, two walks and one strikeout. Bietry pitched the other 1.1 innings, allowing five runs on four hits, two walks and one strikeout.