It came down to the wire on Monday, with Fairmont Firebirds Varsity taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the 8th innings that sealed their victory over Sidney. The game was tied at eight with the Firebirds batting in the bottom of the eighth when Caitlin Wilson singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
A four-run lead in the second inning was just enough for Fairmont Firebirds Varsity to hold off Sidney for the victory. Sidney put up seven runs in the failed comeback. Fairmont Firebirds Varsity got on the board in the second inning when Bree Cemini singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Fairmont knotted the game up at eight in the bottom of the sixth inning. Wilson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Hilarie Spitler was the winning pitcher for Fairmont Firebirds Varsity. She went eight innings, allowing eight runs on ten hits and striking out 12.
Fairmont Firebirds Varsity tallied 14 hits in the game. Spitler, Kiyah Burroughs, Taylor Hiltey, Kaitie Thompson, and Wilson each racked up multiple hits for Fairmont Firebirds Varsity. Spitlerwent 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Fairmont Firebirds Varsity in hits.