Ward’s walk-off double lifts South Fork to Little 4 sweep

Submitted photos – Shawnessy Conway-O’Neill

South Fork senior Olivia Ward hit a walk-off double on Saturday, as the Cubs swept a Little 4 doubleheader from St. Bernard’s.

Ward’s big blast plated both the trying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh and lifted the South Fork girls to an 8-7 win.

The Cubs, who also won 12-8 earlier in the day, improved to 2-2 in league play.

Ward finished game two 3-4, with two doubles and a run.

Junior Summer Contreras had a big day at the plate and in the pitcher’s circle.

In game two, Contreras struck out nine in 5.2 innings and was 3-for-4 with a walk and a run.

Freshman Shawnessy Conway-O’Neill pitched the final 1.1 innings for the win and also was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs, while senior catcher Lily Carr was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs.

Conway-O’Neill also got the win in the opener, striking out five in 5.1 innings and finishing 2-for-3 at the plate.

Contreras struck out four in 1.2 innings for the save and finished 3-for-4 with a triple, two doubles and a pair of runs, giving her six base hits on the day.

For more on the St. Bernard’s stats, see Cubs, Crusaders face off in entertaining Little 4 doubleheader …

Submitted photo – Summer Contreras delivers a pitch against St. Bernard’s on Saturday.

Submitted photo – The South Fork Cubs

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