Peyton Pusey at bat for Red Lion Christian Academy photo by Nick Halliday scaled 2

Red Lion survives scare from unranked Archmere

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Peyton Pusey at bat for Red Lion Christian Academy photo by Nick Halliday

Peyton Pusey at bat for Red Lion Christian Academy, photo by Nick Halliday

Fifth ranked Red Lion Christian Academy had to fight from behind on “Senior Night” to gain a softball win against Archmere 15-10 Wednesday.

Senior Peyton Pusey led the way with 3 hits in 4 at-bats including two home runs and 4 runs-batted-in. Pusey, along with seniors Regan Mendick and Bella Hurst were honored prior to the game. 

Archmere (7-7) took an 8-4 lead in the 3rd inning on three walks, two singles and a grand slam by Ava Beach. The lead was 9-5 after four, but the Lady Lions would rally for three runs in the 5th and 7 runs in the home half of the 6th to come away with the victory. 

The two teams combined for 23 hits including 7 home runs. Pusey hit a solo shot in her 1st at bat, then added a 3-run “dinger” in her final plate appearance in the 6th. The only time Archmere retired her was on a great running catch by Ryan Vitola in center field on a hard-hit line drive. Also “going deep” for Red Lion were catcher Morgan Lieske, and Cam Hoffman. Alayna Griffing and Pusey each scored 3 runs for the Lions. The Auks homers came from Beach, Katie Schaller and Kaitlin Lotkowski. Schaller reached base all four times on 3 hits and a walk. Tori Connor, Vitola, Lotkowski and Schaller each scored twice for the Auks. 

With the come-from-behind win, Red Lion improves to 11-1 and will travel to Polytech on Friday. Archmere takes on Hodgson on Friday.

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