WRALL led 4-1 going into the top of the fifth inning but an inside-the-park home run by Kylee Barrett with two runners on tied things up.
WRALL put two runners on in the bottom of the inning (an inning earlier they left the bases loaded, but did score one), Sydney Barker and Kaylee Albritton, but both were stranded.
After getting Michigan out in order in the top of the sixth, Sabrina Doucette – from the leadoff spot – stepped up to the plate with one out on the board. She then hit a triple down the right field line. Carson Carriker followed and then hit a high fly that just made it over the glove of the outstretched right fielder. (Not that it mattered. Even if she had caught it, it was deep enough for Doucette to tag and score.)
With the win, WRALL improved to 2-0 in Pool play (Pool B).
Three of their runs came in the first inning; Michigan also scored a run in the first and held a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom half of the inning. Doucette walked and Carriker singled. Both moved up on a wild pitch, which in turn enabled Caitlyn Parker to pick up an RBI on her deep popup. Avery Lamb, the next hitter, also collected an RBI with a single to right. A hitter later Chelsea Whaley followed their example with another single and a run batted in.
Melissa Cox, hitting for Doucette, drove in WRALL’s fourth run (in the aforementioned fourth). She singled to score Whaley, who had walked, moved to second when Ashley Killebrew was hit by a pitch, and third on Kelly Warner’s single.
In all WRALL outhit Michigan 10-4.
On the mound, Albritton pitched all six innings. He struck out three and walked one.
WRALL is next slated to take on EMEA Sunday at 3:30 p.m.