It took an extra frame for the Lady Giants (5-6) to collect the 2-1 victory over the Lincoln Railsplitters (2-10) Friday. Blair Jacobus pitched eight innings of one-run ball and set her team up for the victory with single in the eighth.

It took an extra frame for the Lady Giants (5-6) to collect the 2-1 victory over the Lincoln Railsplitters (2-10) Friday. Blair Jacobus pitched eight innings of one-run ball and set her team up for the victory with single in the eighth.


It was a night where the Lady Giants would wear blue ribbons in their hair in support of Hannah, an Ingersoll 5th grade student who is battling cancer. The Canton Lady Giants decided the game and the remainder of the season in support of Hannah and her fight.


The first three innings of this game went pretty quickly. Jacobus had five strikeouts with her only blemish being a single in the second by Sydney Sutherland, but she would be left stranded at second after an unassisted put out by Canton first basemen Alex Chamberlain and a ground out to second basemen Sophie Oaks.


Lincoln did get a little something going in the top of the fourth. With one out Kerstin Osborne singled, followed with a double by Sutherland to put runners at second and third. Emily Paulus then took the ball to the right side of the field for a ground out to second, scoring Osbourne. Jacobus however would get a strikeout to end the inning and leave the runner stranded.


Karlie Walker led the bottom of the fourth off with a booming homerun to left for the Lady Giants to tie the score at one. With two outs, Tori Oaks singled, then stole second and moved to third on the throwing error. She would be stranded after a ground out to third by Allison Mortland.


In the final four innings Canton pitcher Jacobus worked smoothly through the Lincoln order. She gave up only one hit in the final four frames, that coming in the fifth off the bat of McKaley Metelko.


Lincoln pitcher Osbourne was moving along just as quickly through the Canton order until the eighth. With one out Anna Reinmann drew a walk. Kailey Link came in to pitch run but was cut down at second on the attempted steal. That’s when Jacobus came up to the plate with two outs and got the single. Sophie Oaks then followed with a deep drive to center that couldn’t be played by the centerfielder allowing Jacobus to score from first. Give Oaks the game winning RBI double and the 2-1 Lady Giant victory.


Canton coach Bob Barnes said, “Blair pitched a great game tonight as she’s done her last two outings. We just didn’t hit the ball well tonight. But you have to give their pitcher credit, she pitched a good game.”


Jacobus got the win for Canton, pitching all eight innings, giving up only 4 hits, 1 run, and striking out 12. Jacobus and Sophie Oaks got two hits apiece with Walker and Tori Oaks each collecting a hit.