Phoenix softball holds off Oneida

by Rob Tetro

Seven innings of play didn’t declare a winner when the Phoenix softball team took Oneida Saturday.

Despite trailing by three runs early in the game, the Lady Firebirds fought back to force extra innings.

After 10 innings, Phoenix got the extra run that it needed to come away with a 6-5 win over Oneida.

Oneida got onto the scoreboard right out of the gates. By the end of the first inning, it held a 2-0 lead. Oneida added another run during the top of the third inning, which brought the lead to 3-0.

During the bottom of the fourth inning, Phoenix began its comeback.

The Lady Firebirds scored a run and scored two more runs to tie the game at 3-3 during the bottom of the fifth inning.

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