Maddie Gravel hit a walk-off double, as the Newburgh Free Academy softball team beat the Valley Central Vikings, 7-6, on May 9, setting up a series split.
Gravel’s double drove in McKayla Rafferty.
Alina Ferguson got the win for the Goldbacks, but struggled to get the final out. The Vikings had two outs and nobody on in the seventh inning before scoring four runs to tie the game.
Gravel doubled twice and Alison Miller had two singles and a run scored. Schulze had two singles and two RBIs.
The Goldbacks couldn’t follow the win the following day, as they were one-hit by the Vikings’ Bella Mayo, a single by Ali Miller.
Autumn Strobach had three singles and three runs scored, and Lauren Serrao had four singles and seven RBIs. Emilia Brundage had two singles, a double and three runs scored and Audrey Conklin singled and doubled. Bonilla hit a home run.
The result of the Goldbacks’ Saturday game against the Middletown Middies was not available at press time.