PETERSBURG -- The Wood Memorial softball team had a three-game winning streak snapped in heart-breaking fashion Tuesday evening.

Pike Central scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a walk-off 7-6 win over the Lady Trojans.

The loss drops Wood Memorial to 11-9 on the season.

"Tough loss," Wood Memorial coach Fred Reel stated. "We climbed back in the sixth, but just couldn't hang on for the win."

Trailing 3-1 after five innings, the Lady Trojans bats woke up in the top of the sixth inning.

LeeAnn Melton started the five-run frame with an RBI double ahead of a two-run double from Peyton Shoultz, to give the Lady Trojans a 4-3 lead -- the first of the game.

Hannah Deisher would later come through with an RBI single for a 5-3 lead and Chloe Mowery raced home for the final tally of the frame after a passed ball.

Pike Central scored once in the last of the sixth before scoring three in the bottom of the seventh, with just one out, for the wild win.

The Lady Chargers collected five hits in the seventh and finished the game with 15 base knocks.

Taylor McKannan went the distance inside the circle for the Lady Trojans.

"She actually got stronger as the game went on," Reel stated. "I think she only threw eight or 10 pitches in the fifth and sixth innings, but then in the seventh, Pike just found the ball."

Shoultz led the Wood Memorial offense with a 2-for-4 night at the dish including a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Starting shortstop and regular lead-off hitter, Bailee Speicher was out of the Lady Trojans lineup Tuesday due to an injury sustained in Monday night's win over Cannelton.

Wood Memorial wraps up its regular season playing host to Blue Chip Conference foe North Knox on Thursday.

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