FARMINGTON — After making a spirited comeback to erase a five-run deficit and force extra innings, the Farmington softball team utilized a particular skill to push across the winning run Thursday night.
The Knightettes bunted three infield singles during the bottom of the 10th inning, including one by catcher Whitney Holmes with the bases loaded, and earned an exciting 8-7 victory over Ste. Genevieve.
Sonya Hahn finished 3-for-5 overall while Tayler Benne, Colleen Boyer and Holmes added two hits each for Farmington, which scored three times in the fifth and sixth frames to pull even after trailing 6-1.
Natalie Hoehn, Jordan Martin and pitcher Kaila Nash added doubles as the Knightettes (5-4) claimed sole possession of second place in the MAAA Conference standings behind unbeaten Central.
Nash allowed two earned runs on nine hits while fanning five, as both hurlers went the distance. Megan Weiler struck out 10 and walked three in defeat, and finished 4-for-5 with two RBI to pace the Ste. Genevieve offense.
Emily Giesler went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases, while Jamie Viox and Erica Burney added two hits apiece for the Hunters (3-3).