By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW ALBANY – New Albany rebounded from its extra-inning loss to Silver Creek in Saturday’s Jacque Hunter Invitational final with an 8-6 home victory over Charlestown on Monday at Prosser Field.
With the score tied at four, the Bulldogs (6-5) grabbed the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The big hit in the frame was a two-run double by Marissa Jones.
Riley Case led the New Albany bats, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Jones was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Also for the Bulldogs, Madison Lawson went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases, Terah Crosier was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored and Jewel Cunningham stole a pair of bases.
New Albany’s Alyssa Kraemer was the winning pitcher. In 4 1/3 innings, she allowed four runs (all earned) on six hits. Kraemer struck out four and walked one. Teammate Morgan Jenks earned the save.
Lexi Eblen paced the Pirates (3-4) with a 3-for-4 game, smacking a double. Teammate Mackenzie Smith smacked two doubles. Charlestown pitcher Kendall Cline got the loss.
The Bulldogs will host Seymour at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Pirates will visit Corydon Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
NEW ALBANY 8, CHARLESTOWN 6
Charlestown 000 130 2-6 13 2
New Albany 002 114 x-8 12 1
W – Alyssa Kraemer (3-1). L – Kendall Cline (3-4). S – Morgan Jenks. 2B – Marissa Jones (NA), Terah Crosier 2 (NA), Mackenzie Smith 2 (C), Shirlee Hayes (C), Lexi Eblen (C).
Records – New Albany 6-5, Charlestown 3-4.