WARSAW – Elkhart Memorial did enough to fend off Warsaw’s fierce comeback.
Warsaw scored four runs in the seventh inning, but came up a run short in a 7-6 softball loss to Memorial in the final Northern Lakes Conference game for both teams.
Warsaw needed the rally because Memorial scored four runs of its own in the top half of the inning after holding a 3-2 lead after five innings played. Leeah Wade and Ashley Asher both hit two-run homers in the seventh for the Chargers.
The Tigers responded with consecutive singles by Lindsey Bradley, Izzy Dittmar and Courtney Chookie. Shelby Buss, however, got Hudson Bolinger to ground out with the winning run on second.
Asher would lead Memorial with three runs driven in and both Shelby Weidner and Morgan Kast scored a pair of runs. Cadence Lee added four hits.
Bradley and Katie Anderson each had two hits and combined for three RBIs and two runs scored for the Tigers. Avery Sleeth scored a pair of runs.
Chookie was touched up for 11 hits and six earned runs.
Warsaw (6-18, 3-11 NLC) host Tippecanoe Valley Friday in its final regular season home game before the sectional opens up at Warsaw Monday.