By Doug Roorbach
For The Herald Bulletin
ANDERSON, Ind. —
Liberty Christian’s sectional semifinal softball game with Cowan was suspended due to lightning in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday night.
Makayla Keating doubled to lead off the first inning for Cowan and came around to score on a single by Allie McCreary to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.
Liberty tied it up in the third inning when Baylee Oren drew a leadoff walk and scored on a two-out double by Kelsey Flowers.
Cowan regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Jasmine Conner led off the inning with a double and scored when the next batter, Casey Creek, singled.
Oren singled with one out in the seventh for Liberty and advanced to second on a ground ball by Katie Maidlow, who was also safe on the play. Umpires suspended the game immediately after Maidlow’s at-bat due to lightning.
The game will be resumed Thursday at 5 p.m. The winner will advance to the championship game, which will be held immediately after the suspended game is completed.
Awaiting the winner is Southern Wells, which came back to defeat Wes-Del 6-5 earlier Wednesday night.