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Izzy Slate knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning as Allen Park slipped past host Wyandotte Roosevelt 4-3 on Wednesday.

Slate drove in Carlie Magier (who led off the inning with a double) before being doubled-off base on a line out to shortstop by Hailey Genaw.

Relief pitcher Brenna McCallister came on to relieve Jags starter Sydni Uhlenberg--recording the final five outs while picking up the win in what was the team’s season opener and the Downriver League opener for both squads.

The Jags, who are reigning DRL champs, squandered what was once a three-run lead in the half inning prior to Slate’s heroics, as Roosevelt’s Jordon Tarrence doubled home teammate Julia Janeski.

The Bears (0-2, 0-1 DRL) scored one run in the sixth inning after plating their first two runs in the fifth. The home team scored its two fifth-inning runs on back-to-back two-out doubles off of Uhlenberg.

Wyandotte’s Katie Cyster knocked in Emma Morisette before Tanna Porter brought Cyster home with an RBI double of her own.

Allen Park scored two runs in the second inning before taking a 3-0 lead in the fifth.

Roosevelt pitcher Victoria Edwards pitched a complete game, allowing four runs (three earned) on 10 hits, while walking none and striking out four.

Uhlenberg allowed six hits and walked two in 5.1 innings. She struck out three Jags batters.

McCallister faced batters with the go-ahead runner on base in both the sixth and seventh inning, allowing two hits--while striking out three and walking one.

Cyster had three hits in four at bats for the Bears.

Magier doubled twice in four trips to the plate, while Slate also recorded two hits for the Jags.

“I asked two sophomores (Uhlenberg and McCalister) to step up in a big position, and I think they did very well,” said Jags Coach Patsy Curnell.

“Our concept is all team this year--so you saw people bunting, people moving, people stealing--and that’s what we’re going to do,” she said.

“We’re a young team,” said Wyandotte Coach Tony Noles. “We lost a lot of seniors that are playing in college this year.”

Allen Park was scheduled to face Taylor Kennedy the next day, at home, and Roosevelt was set for a trip to Woodhaven the following day.

Last Updated: 4/13/2017 5:24:32 AM EST

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