BAKER — It was a North Okaloosa County classic.
Baker’s Shelby Sloan and Crestview’s Gracie Edge matched each other with four-hit efforts.
The rivals each had eight base knocks.
Top-to-bottom, both the Bulldogs (6-17) and Gators (8-11) had contributions from all over.
In the end, Gabby Riley’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh lifted Crestview to a 7-6 win.
Picking up the win was Caitlin Black, who struck out three and allowed eight hits over the complete game to end Crestview’s six-game losing skid.
The senior was backed by a 4-for-4 effort from Edge, who scored three runs and delivered an RBI to raise her season batting average to .313. Skylan Dukes added two RBIs and Patty Lynn Brock and Melea Stokes each had a base knock.
Leading the Gators was Shelby Sloan, who went 4-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs, three runs and two stolen bases. The senior picked up the loss after allowing eight hits and four walks in a seven-strikeout complete game.
Shelby is hitting .623 on the season with 24 RBIs, 15 extra-base hits, 14 stolen bases, four homers and 19 runs.
Teammate Jolee Sloan went 2-for-3 with an RBI and stolen base to raise her batting average to .362, Alyson Watson had an RBI triple and Lexi Lucas went 1-for-3 with a run. Deomi Valmus and Jasmine Whatmough both scored a run for the Gators, who host Pine Forest Friday at 6 p.m. for Senior Night before hosting Chipley on Monday in the District 1-1A tournament.
Crestview, meanwhile, hosts Paxton Friday for a 6 p.m. first pitch before facing rival Niceville on Tuesday in the District 2-7A semifinals in Navarre.