BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Minor League softball All-Stars was taken down by DuBois, 11-8, in a competitive game Wednesday night in Brookville.
Brookville came back from a five-run deficit to tie it at eight in the fourth, but DuBois added three additional runs in the bottom of the fourth.
"I was real impressed with the way we fought," Brookville manager Carl McManigle said. "We never got down; we kept fighting, and I think the final score shows that."
Brookville starting pitcher Carlie McManigle threw a complete game, giving up 11 runs on seven hits. She struck out nine batters and walked five.
"Carlie will back on the mound Friday," manager McManigle said. "I was impressed with (her). She did a good job, and she's done a good job for me all year."
Brookville dropped to the losers' bracket and will play at St. Marys at 6 p.m. Friday.
The DuBois All-Stars were the first to score, as Morgan Henry batted in Molly Nosker with a single up the middle. Infielder Maddie Smith recorded two RBIs during the first inning, as she hit in both Henry and Ashley Wruble on her grounder to right field.
Brookville got back two of those runs during the top of the second. Tessa Shaffer was the first to score, as she slid safely into home after a passed ball by DuBois catcher Ally Andrulonis. Kira Powell then added another run after a wild pitch by Henry.
In the bottom of the inning, DuBois continued its hitting success. Nosker hit in Sarah Peters on a grounder that was bobbled by shortstop Syd Miller.
Henry added to her RBI count, as she hit a triple to deep center field, scoring Nosker and Emma Reed. Henry then scored her second run of the night after an error by Brookville pitcher McManigle, increasing the score to 7-2.
Brookville made a bit of a comeback in the third, as it gained another four runs. The only two earned during the inning were both driven in by Bailey Ganoe. Ganoe hit a single to center field, but an error allowed her to get to second, and both Dani MacBeth and Dalynn Park scored. By the middle of the third, Brookville had cut the deficit to just one at 7-6.
DuBois moved ahead 8-6 during its at-bat, as Brittany Newell's sacrifice bunt scored Chelsea DeSalve.
During the top of the fourth, Brookville tied the game. DeSalve, DuBois' relief pitcher, walked four batters in a row, allowing Sarah Lauterer to score her second run of the night. DeSalve was then replaced by Park on the mound.
Down 8-7, Brookville tied the game when MacBeth scored on a passed ball. Park then struck out the next three batters, giving DuBois another chance at the plate with the score tied.
The fourth inning proved to be all DuBois needed, as it recorded the final three runs of the game. Wruble had two RBIs, as she singled to left field, and an error allowed her to get to third base.
DuBois' defense stayed strong during the final two innings, allowing only one batter to get into scoring position. Park struck out six of eight batters through the last two stanzas, securing the victory for DuBois.
Carl McManigle said he was proud of the way his team played and hopes the close score against a tough opponent will lift his team's confidence.
"I believe our girls played a good game," he said. "We had a few errors here and there that really cost us some runs, but I think we stuck with them. ... I think it will be a boost for the girls, (having) a close score like that with a team like DuBois."