White Knoll solidified its grip on first place in Region 5-4A softball with a tough 5-4 win over archrival Lexington on Tuesday.
Ashley Brantley’s RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth inning proved to be the game-winning hit, staking the Timberwolves to a 5-1 lead.
Lexington made it interesting in the sixth thanks to a three-run home run by pitcher Natalie Willis, but WK pitcher Savannah Terrapin made the one-run lead hold up after the circuit shot.
Terrapin improved to 8-2 in the circle, while Willis dropped to 4-2.
“It was a great high school softball game,” said WK coach David Smith. “Two good teams battled down to the last inning. This is the way high school sports should be.”
White Knoll (12-3, 5-0) bounced back from a somewhat disappointing 2-3, 10th-place finish at Lexington’s Wildcat Invitational tournament last weekend. The Wildcats (7-4, 3-2) went 3-2 and finished sixth at their own tournament.