Kadence Kane lifted Ferndale softball over Oak Harbor, 7-5, with a three-run home run in the top of the eighth on Friday, March 22, at Oak Harbor in a non-conference matchup.
"They were throwing the ball on the outside, and we finally figured it out in the eighth," Ferndale coach Holly Hilton said in a phone interview.
The Golden Eagles held a four-run lead in the fourth, but they surrendered a three-run fifth that allowed Oak Harbor to tie the game and force extra innings. Scarlett Nyenhuis had a triple and three RBI while also picking up the win in the circle.
Ferndale (0-1 NWC, 1-4 overall) plays Meridian on Saturday, March 23, at Meridian.
FERNDALE 7, OAK HARBOR 5 (8)
Ferndale 120 100 03 - 7 7 2
Oak Harbor 000 130 01 - 5 7 0
WP: Scarlett Nyenhuis (1-2). LP: Saar (NA). Highlights: Ferndale: Jacquelyn Anderson 2-2 3R, Scarlett Nyenhuis 2-4 3RBI 3B, Kadence Kane 2-4 HR 3RBI.
Spelling of Kane's name correction on March 23