WEST WARWICK â€” Tolman High passed its latest test with flying colors.
After West Warwick had rallied for three runs in the last of the sixth inning to knot Saturdayâ€™s Division II crossover contest at 5-all, Tolman responded by pushing across the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh in an eventual 6-5 Tiger victory. Tolman improves to 8-0 in II-Central while W.W. falls to 4-2 in II-Central.
Trailing 5-2, the Wizards tied the game on a three-run home run by freshman Briana Gough. Eager to keep their perfect league record intact, the Tigers started the top of the seventh on a promising note as junior Ashley Hessler singled before getting sacrificed to second base.
That brought up junior Olivia Larson, who promptly ripped a double to score Hessler. West Warwick threatened in the bottom of the seventh, but Larson escaped a two-on, two-out pickle with a fly out.
Larson finished 2-for-3 with two RBI while striking out four on the mound. Batterymate Megan Klemanchuck went 3-for-4 with two runs driven in.
This is a three-game week for Tolman, which commences Tuesday with a road game at East Greenwich. A home date against Exeter/West Greenwich looms Thursday before Tolman hits the road once again for a Saturday night showdown against Mt. Hope.