Reliever Abbie Tolbert had kept Midland afloat long enough for her offense to reach Rogers, but the wheels came off as soon as the Knights took the lead. Linzie Reynolds - who had continued her recent hitting tear with a two-run single in the first, started off the sixth with a single. Addie Fullen then walked before Davis brought Reynolds home with a single to left field.
Madi Hebb followed Davis with another RBI single, and Lunsford made a second pitching change, bringing in Jenna Marsh.
Marsh was able to end the inning but not before Cassi Sargent's two-run single scored the Redskins 14th and 15th runs.
"We allowed way too many runs with two outs tonight. We couldn't finish innings," Lunsford said. "Still, I'm proud of the way my girls never got down and never quit. This was a game that was fun. I'm proud of them."
It also wasn't over after Hurricane took what proved to be its final lead.
In the seventh, Midland opened with a pair of infield singles from Jordan Colliflower and Morgan Kelley, and Jenny Brumfield loaded the bases by reaching on a fielder's choice that failed to yield an out. Erin Kaplan and Eplin got RBI singles to bring the Knights to within two, but Davis finally got Waugh to fly out to left to end the game.
After the teams combined for 36 total hits - 18 apiece - Davis reflected on the recent wins for her fifth-ranked team in light of the fact that the MSAC playoffs begin in 12 days.
"It's good to have gotten these wins, but we can't let up at all," she said. "We've got to keep playing every day and trying to get better."
The game featured multi-hit performances by 13 players. Hebb was 3-for-4 for the Redskins with two RBI while Pierson went 3-for-5.
Eplin was 3-for-5 for Midland with four RBI while Kelley, Kaplan and Colliflower each went 3-for-5.
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