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May 3, 2012

Ford softball edges Lakeview

Falcons come back late to squeeze past Huskies

By Jon Malavolti
C & G Sports Writer

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Lakeview's Becky Corbett gets a hold of a pitch during the Huskies' 2-1 loss to Utica Ford II.

STERLING HEIGHTS — Utica Ford II came from behind to pull out a close victory over St. Clair Shores Lakeview in softball action May 2 at Ford. The Falcons, who trailed 1-0 in the sixth inning, scored a pair of runs to win 2-1.

“It was a well-played game by both teams,” Ford coach Matt Joseph said.

The Falcons got doubles from sophomores Carly Asoklis and Gabby Schefka to tie the game, while junior Valerie Knight scored Schefka on a sacrifice to give Ford the lead.

The Falcons' defense didn’t commit a single error, as junior pitcher Lindsay Dodson struck out seven while giving up just four hits and one walk. Asoklis finished the game with two doubles;  freshman Alex Sorgi added a hit and two stolen bases. Fellow freshman Rachel Chriss tallied a hit, as well.

The win moved Ford into a first-place tie with Utica Eisenhower at 5-1 at the halfway point of Macomb Area Conference White Division play.

For Lakeview, which fell to 1-3, sophomore Rebecca Corbett “pitched great” for the Huskies, according to coach Paul Knight, striking out six. She also had two hits, including a double. Senior Danielle Forhan had the Huskies’ lone RBI on a single

“We had a couple other opportunities to score we didn’t capitalize on,” Knight said. “That’s been the story of our season, we left a lot of girls on base.”


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