In a game that was like night and day, the Smethport Lady Hubbers proved why they are one of the top teams in the area as they pounded their way to a 19-5 win over the Kane Lady Wolves.
The first three innings belonged to pitcher Kyla Hoag as she struck out five batters and held the powerful Lady Hubbers to only one run.
Kane got off to a good start as they responded to Smethport's run in the top of the first with a run of their own as Hoag worked a walk then proceeded to steal second and third and came home as Kaila Jamerson hit a grounder to second.
Then Kane was able to capitalize on some free passes as the Smethport pitcher struggled to find the strike zone along with a big double by Triston Hillman to take a 2-1 lead after two. They brought two more runs home in their half of the third to take a 4-1 lead into the top of the fourth.
Then the tables turned as the visitors sent nine batters to the plate and with the help of a few walks and some fielding errors scored five runs and built some momentum that carried them through the rest of the game. This gave the visitors a 6-4 lead after four as they turned a big double play to end the inning to put a quick halt to what looked like a little rally for Kane.
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