CLEARWATER, Fla. – With two outs in the seventh inning, Gabrielle Fischetti laced a single into right field to drive home Brookelyn Sweeney lifting Northwest Florida softball to a 6-5 win over East Georgia Saturday in the JUCO Kickoff Showcase.
NWF dug out of a 5-1 hole starting with an Abby Sulte sacrifice fly in the fourth. An inning later, Higginbotham singled home Ashley Autuori before Sweeney knocked in BreAnna Corkern to close the deficit to one run.
Higginbotham finished with two hits and two RBIs, while Sweeney collected a hit and reached base twice on walks.
Northwest Florida returns to action Wednesday with a doubleheader in Brewton, Ala., against Coastal Alabama – East. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
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