YORK - The Mid Plains Prowlers out of Gibbon wasted very little time revving up their offense Wednesday night at the York Ballpark Complex.
The Prowlers scored six times in the top of the first before a 30-minute lightning delay along with some light rain helped to slow down the team from Buffalo County.
Mid Plains led 9-0 in the fourth and went on to post the 10-6 win despite some late scoring from the York girls.
The Prowler offense had four hits in the top of the first and finished the night with nine.
York’s only two hits were an infield single off the bat of Cassidy Cole in the bottom of the fifth frame and, also in the fifth, a single by Abrielle Linder.
Fusion Vegas scored its first run in the fourth when Anna Liston walked and Josi Noble was the courtesy runner.
Noble crossed the plate for the York girls first run off an RBI ground out by Ashton Rauert.
The Prowlers added a run in the fifth to make it 10-1 before the Fusion 16s took advantage of some wildness by the Mid Plains reliever.
The fifth started with a base on balls to pitcher Madison Flauta, then came Cole’s single followed by Linder’s safety and walks to Noble and Anna Liston.
An error on the Mid Plains catcher on a force play at home allowed one run to score and a sacrifice fly by Lauren Newman plated another run to make it 10-6.
The game ended on the time limit after five innings.
Flauta was the pitcher of record as she threw all five innings and allowed 10 runs on nine hits, recording one strikeout.
The Fusion had three errors in the field, while the Prowlers had just one miscue.
York returns to action next Wednesday when it hosts McCool Junction in double-header action at the York Ballpark Complex.
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