It was another big inning that did in Bermudian Springs softball again on Wednesday afternoon.
A day after giving up a 23-run inning against Fairfield that broke open a close game, the Eagles saw the visiting Susquehannock Warriors put up nine runs in the sixth inning, en route to a 24-12 win at Bermudian Springs.
"The best thing I can say is it came down to they definitely outhit us top to bottom," Bermudian head coach Ed Kennell said.
Lily Yoakum and Madi Shockey each cracked two homers and drove in five runs for Susquehannock. Every Warriors starter had at least one hit, but it was Shockey's three-run blow in the sixth that that ripped the game open.
Shockey stepped to the plate with runners on first and third and smacked a line drive down the left field line. The ball bounced and rolled up a hill, clearing the bases and allowing Shockey to race around and score.
The Warriors tacked on five more runs to make it 24-8, and the outburst proved to be important -- Bermudian mounted a rally in the bottom of the sixth.
The Eagles got RBIs from Jackie Faircloth, Maddie Huntington, Charlotte Rutkowski and Klohie Sourbeer in the sixth. The Eagles had runners on first and third with two outs, and needed just three runs to avoid the ten-run mercy rule before Morgan Anthony flew out to end the game.
While Shockey's second homer put the game out of reach, it was the Warriors' No. 8-hitter Yoakum
With the Warriors leading 9-5 with one out and one on in the fourth, Yoakum smacked a ball to left field. The ball settled in nearly the same spot as each of the other three Warriors' home runs, and rolled up the hill, turning the play into a two-run homer and a 11-5 lead.
Yoakum provided and encore performance an inning later.
Bermudian struck for three runs in the bottom of the fourth to pull within three, but Susquehannock made it a four-run lead when Kelly Rogers recorded and RBI single in the fifth.
Then, it was Yoakum's turn to shine again, as she ripped liner to the same spot for a three-run homer.
Her teammates met her with a raucous greeting at the plate.
"I think it's good for the whole team," Susquehannock head coach Don Mercadonte said. "They all feel good about it."
Yoakum's performance overshadowed a 4-for-4, six RBI day from Bermudian freshman Morgan Williams.
SUSQUEHANNOCK 24, BERMUDIAN 12
Susquehannock 530 349 - 24 17 1
Bermudian Springs 320 304 - 12 14 4
Maddy Staub, Sara Lynch (4) and Lily Yoakum; Maddy Huntington, Sam Burda and Morgan Williams. SO-BB - Staub 5-1, Lynch 1-2; M. Huntington 1-9, Burda 0-1 W - Staub. L - M. Huntington. 2B - Sus, Megan Rogers, Madi Shockey; BeS, Williams. 3B - BeS, Williams, M. Huntington. HR - Sus, Yoakum 2, Shockey 2.