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Redford powers Angels past Babes


Rylee Redford stepped right up when her team needed her the most.

The Angels' ace did what she needed to on the mound and clubbed a pair of homers—including a grand slam—to pace her team to a 15-11 win over the Red Gut Babes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Hailey Beaudry got aboard with a one-out single in the bottom of the first and then trotted home on another single to open the scoring for the Angels (4-8-2).

Despite loading the bases later in the frame, the Angels were unable to cash in further on Babes's starter Alyssa Windego.

Redford surrendered just a one-out walk to the Babes (1-9-3) in the second to help get her side back on offence quickly.

The Angels responded in the bottom half.

Redford unleashed a deep drive to centre field for a two-run shot to put Fort Frances ahead by three.

But the Babes' offence suddenly sparked to life in the third—to the tune of a six-run frame.

After Red Gut led off the inning with three straight singles and a walk to trim it to 3-1, Kayla Windigo smoked a bases-clearing double to give the Babes their first lead of the night.

The Babes added two more runs on a throwing error and an infield single in the frame as they went up 6-3.

But the Angels snatched the lead right back in their half.

After Courtney Carlson's leadoff double was cashed in, the Angels loaded the bases on Windego.

Redford then stepped up and cranked another deep drive that the Babes couldn't field in time as her grand slam helped the Angels forge ahead 8-6.

Fort Frances outscored Red Gut 7-5 over the next four innings to preserve its fourth win of the season.

Redford garnered the pitching win while Windego was tagged with the loss.

In other games on Monday night, the Fort Frances Her-icanes got back into the win column with a 4-0 shutout of the Fort Frances Mud Dogs.

Marissa Kerry nabbed the win for the 'Canes (10-3-1) over Rachelle Yeo of the Mud Dogs (5-6-3).

The league-leading Couchiching Raiders downed the Northwest Bay Beavers 7-3 to snap their eight-game winning streak.

Summer Leonard homered while Grace Bragg nabbed the pitching win for the Raiders, who improved to 13-1 with their fourth win in a row.

Darcy Smith was saddled with the loss for the Beavers (10-4).

The Dawson Tigers rolled to a 9-3 win over the Big Grassy Lynx.

Alicia Anderson nabbed the win for the Tigers (4-9) over Nancy Indian of the Lynx (6-5-1).

The Renegades (11-1) were awarded a 7-0 forfeit win over the Manitou T-Birdies (1-12).

And the Mud Dogs edged the Babes 13-12 in a make-up game for the one that was postponed back on July 8.

Yeo garnered the pitching win over Windego.

The Sabaskong Tebinaak (2-9) had the bye.

There are five games on the slate tonight, all starting at 7 p.m. (weather permitting).

Red Gut heads to Northwest Bay to try to nab their second win of the season against the Beavers, the Mud Dogs will welcome the Raiders to the St. Francis Sports Field, the Angels will tangled with the Her-icanes in an all-Fort battle, Dawson travels to Barwick to take on the Renegades, and Sabaskong will welcome the T-Birdies.

The Lynx have the bye.

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