NEW BOSTON — The New Boston Lady Tigers overcame an early deficit on Tuesday to earn a 9-5 win over Eastern in their season opener at Millbrook Park.
Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the third, the Lady Tigers scored four runs that frame to take a 5-2 lead — and never looked back.
Five Lady Tigers collected two hits apiece — senior Kenzie Whitley, sophomore Jadelyn Lawson, junior Dylan O’Rourke, sophomore Cassie Williams and freshman Gabby Banfield all reached base twice via hit.
Williams drove in a team-high three RBI from the clean-up spot in the Lady Tigers’ order.
O’Rourke drove in a pair of runs, while senior Raegan Helphinstine and Banfield each had an RBI.
Whitley earned the win in the circle for New Boston, pitching a complete game in seven innings while allowing nine hits, two earned runs, walking four and striking out nine Lady Eagles.
New Boston (1-0) collected 12 hits as a team in head coach Kirby Lawson’s first win as the head of the program.
The Lady Tigers hosted Clay on Wednesday in their Southern Ohio Conference Division I opener.
Eastern 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 — 5 9 5
New Boston 1 0 4 1 0 3 X — 9 12 3
New Boston hitting
Kenzie Whitley 2-4, R
Jadelyn Lawson 2-3, 3R, BB
Dylan O’Rourke 2-4, 3R, 2RBI
Cassie Williams 2-4, R, 3RBI
Bre Conkel 1-3, RBI
Raegan Helphinstine 1-3, R, RBI
Gabby Banfield 2-3, RBI
Allison Friend 0-3
Maci Seibert 0-3
New Boston pitching
Kenzie Whitley 7IP, 9H, 2ER, 4BB, 9K
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