The 2018 DCSD Senior Softball All-Star Classic MVPs are Red All-Star Deyonce Lewis-Anderson of Miller Grove (left) and Blue All-Star Audrey Kerba of Druid Hills. (Photo by Mark Brock)
The Red All-Stars used a 10-run third inning to rally from a 13-5 deficit on the way to a 19-15 defeat of the Blue All-Stars in the 13th Annual DCSD Senior Softball All-Star Classic on Monday at Stephenson High School.
Trailing 13-5 heading to the top of the fourth inning, the Red All-Stars put up a 10 spot in their half of the inning to take the lead for good at 15-13.
Dyamond Brown (Arabia Mountain), Avni Karim (Towers), Roben Heard (Cedar Grove) and Deyonce Lewis-Anderson (Miller Grove) all had RBI singles in the big explosion. Four errors and a hit batsmen also contributed to the big inning.
A bases loaded walk and a two-run double by Lewis-Anderson in the fifth inning expanding the lead to 18-13 in favor of the Red squad with 2 ½ innings left in the game.
The Blue All-Stars tried to answer in the bottom of the fourth loading the bases with one out, but Red reliever Katie Cassidy (Decatur) got a strikeout and a fly ball to center to end the threat.
McKenzie Hunt (Dunwoody) scored in the fifth on an error and Shai-Anne Stoudemire (Stephenson) crossed the plate on another error in the sixth as the Blue trimmed the lead to 18-15.