“It was the simple things that got us,” Kenney said. “The popup in the eighth and then the ground ball to second base in the 12th. Those are runs that hurt. We’re either hitting the ball and not playing good defense, or vice versa. Tonight it was the defense that got us. They played small ball, and we couldn’t make a play there at the end.”
Washington’s stellar pitching was once again the handy work of Allexis Lemon. Lemon pitched all 12 innings to earn the win, while allowing nine hits, one walk and striking out 15 Viking batters. With some injuries to potential pitching replacements, the Washington starter was going to pitch until the game was finished.
“She’s thrown every inning all year,” Lemon said.
Barr-Reeve 000 100 010 000 ¬ 2 9 2
Washington 100 000 010 001 ¬ 3 6 3
Lemon and Hawthorne; Wallace, Kavanaugh (6th) and Dant