Sowell's turn to shine for Bulldogs (photo gallery)

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 05:35 PM.

Combest appealed the play saying Ray left second base early, but the umpires denied the appeal and Ray's run stood.

A solo home run by Ray with one out in the top of the seventh cut the Crestview lead to 5-4.

Marshall County continued to threaten as Abby Fiessinger and Payton Smothers singled. The game ended with Fiessinger and Smothers on base as Crestview pitcher Taylor Rolison struck out by Caitlyn York and Toni Fehrenbacher on called third strikes to end the game.

Rolison went the distance in the circle to pick up the win for Crestview. The freshman pitcher gave up eight hits, struck out eight and walked one Marshall County batter.

"I'm just so pleased with our defensive plays and our heads up plays," Combest said. "That girl (Ray) didn't touch second (on sac fly in the fifth), but they didn't lose their cool.

"What I'm seeing in these girls that I didn't see in the beginning is they are confident and they are confident in me. They like that I'm positive and that I'm on them and that's what is turning the around."

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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