Smoky Valley battles back to beat Concordia, 13-12

SENECA — The Concordia Panthers allowed a seven run lead to slip away in the bottom of the seventh inning, and then gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth in suffering a 13-12 loss to Smoky Valley in the opening round of the Class 4A-Divison II regional softball tournament Tuesday.
Concordia carried a 12-5 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Smoky Valley scored seven runs on three hits, including a home run, and four errors to tie the game at 12-12.
A leadoff single and an error led to a Smoky Valley run in the bottom of the eighth inning that gave the Vikings the victory.
Smoky Valley lost 6-3 to Chapman in the regional championship game.
Chapman, the top seed, downed Nemaha Central 10-0 in the opening round.
The Irish advance to the state tournament May 29-30 in Pratt.
Concordia, which finished up the season 7-14, jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Smoky Valley in the top of the first inning.
Chelsea Martin and Madeline Hoard singled and Robin Daniels hit a three-run home run.
Morgan Loder hit a solo home run for Smoky Valley in the bottom of the first.
Concordia made it a 4-1 game when Allayna Hanson reached base on an error and scored on a single by Tristen Leiszler in the second inning.
Leiszler led off the top of the fourth inning with a single and scored on a single by Hadley Thyfault to make it a 5-1 game.
Smoky Valley closed the gap to 5-4 with three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Concordia put up five runs in the top of the fifth inning, and led 10-4.
Daniels walked and scored.
Michaela Hyman reached base on an error and came around to score.
Ashley Beaumont drove in a run and scored.
Hanson knocked in a run with a ground ball. She would score in the inning.
MaKayla Nelson reached base on a fielder's choice, and Leiszler doubled home two runs.
Loder doubled and scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the Vikings trailed 10-5.
The Panthers tacked on two runs in the top of the seventh inning to go up 12-5.
Leiszler led off with a walk, and Thyfault drove her in.
Thyfault scored on a ground ball by Hoard.
Smoky Valley sent 10 batters to the plate, and scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 12-12.
Concordia was retired in order in the top of the eighth inning.
Keni Campbell led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a single. She would score the winning run on an error.
Martin pitched all eight innings in taking the loss.
Leiszler had three hits and drove in three runs.
Daniels drove in three runs and scored two.
Thyfault drove in two runs.

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