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Slinger Owls’ rally for 11 runs in the first inning, winning via the Mercy Rule against Grafton | By Jason Howarth

May 11, 2021 – Slinger, WI – To say it was a good game for Slinger might be an understatement, as the Owls came out of the gates roaring with a monstrous first inning brought about by equal parts plate patience and strong, solid shallow outfield hitting.

This included one triple and seven walks given up by Grafton’s starting pitcher, who despite her best efforts couldn’t make it out of a grisly 11 run first inning.

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The offense for Slinger slowed significantly after that, getting just one run in the second inning and the remaining five runs in the fifth inning.

Grafton managed to avoid a shutout with some excellent base running in the third inning, scoring one run to make it a 12-1 game.

Although a comeback was a longshot, the Black Hawks refused to quit on offense, getting another run in the fifth inning but, unfortunately the damage was done and the game was called via the mercy rule after five innings played.

Slinger (5-2) will look to follow up this dominating performance with a game against Homestead (4-3) at home on Thursday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Grafton (2-6) will hope to bounce back traveling to Nicolet (3-7) on May 13 at 4:30 p.m.

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