The Devils Lake Firebirds softball team hit lights out to earn an 8-3 win over Valley City on Tuesday May 7, 2013.
The Firebirds gave up one run in the top of first inning, but came back strong in the bottom of the inning by scoring three runs.
Devils Lake went on to score one run in the second and two runs in the third inning to take a commanding 6-1 lead. Neither team scored in the fourth inning to keep it a five run game.
Valley City went on to score one run in the top of the fifth inning to cut the deficit to four runs.
The Firebirds wouldn’t let the run phase them and ended up scoring two more runs themselves to take an 8-2 lead. Valley City had a huge deficit to overcome and couldn’t get enough going in the final inning. They scored one last one to make the final 8-3 in favor of the Firebirds.
Junior pitcher Alyssa Hornstein earned the victory for Devils Lake. Hornstein struck out four batters and only allowed six hits in the victory.
On the offensive side, senior Brianne Hunt went a perfect 3-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Junior Maddie Eriksson also had a solid day at the plate by going 2-4. She also had two RBI.
The Firebirds improve to 2-1 on the young season. Their next contest will be Friday May, 10 at Fargo Davies. The start time is scheduled at 4:30 pm.