California Lady Pintos defeat Russellville Lady Indians in extra innings

California's Elle Miller releases a pitch during the varsity softball game against Tipton Aug. 23 at the California Sports Complex. The Lady Pintos lost 3-1, while California's JV won 11-8.

California's Elle Miller releases a pitch during the varsity softball game against Tipton Aug. 23 at the California Sports Complex. The Lady Pintos lost 3-1, while California's JV won 11-8. Photo by April Arnett.

The California High School varsity and JV softball teams played at Russellville Thursday, Aug. 28, where the varsity Lady Pintos captured a 13-11 win in extra innings. Elle Miller pitched the win for California.

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California's Taylor Ratcliff rips a double and drives one run home to put the Lady Pintos ahead of the Lady Cardinals 1-0 in the first inning of the varsity game at the California Sports Complex.

Russellville got off to a 3-0 lead after the first inning, however, California pulled ahead 4-3 in the third inning, thanks to a triple by Amanda Karbinas that drove two runs home, a single by Taylor Ratcliff that drove one run home and a double by Rachel Oerly that scored one run. The Lady Indians added one run in the third inning to even the score at 4-4.

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California's Amanda Karbinas slides into third base under the tag of Russellville catcher Emma Koestner during the third inning of the varsity softball game at Russellville Thursday night. Karbinas' triple drove two runs home to leave the Lady Pintos trailing 3-2.

The Lady Indians turned up the heat in the sixth inning with five runs to take the lead, 11-7 lead. Russellville answered with a four-run seventh inning to even the score at 11-11. A scoreless seventh led to extra innings, where the Lady Pintos secured the win, 13-11, with two runs in the ninth.

Karbinas led California hits with a triple, a double and a single.

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Russellville's Cassandra Carter delivers a successful bunt during the first inning of the varsity softball game against California Thursday at Russellville. The Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Indians 13-11 in extra innings.

For more of this story check out the Aug. 31 issue of the California Democrat.

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