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  • Allen Park players celebrate near home plate on Wednesday afternoon after Kelsi LIttleton drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. The first-place Jaguars came away with a 3-2 win over the second-place Trojans. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Hailey Genaw lets one rip for Allen Park on Wednesday against visiting Trenton. The Jaguars defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Izzy Slate makes a play in the field for host Allen Park on Wednesday afternoon against Trenton. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh to beat the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Brenna McCalister takes a swing for Allen Park at home on Wednesday during a battle with Trenton. The Jaguars went on to defeat the Trojans by a score of 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Trenton's Shelby Kersten makes a play in the field at Allen Park on Wednesday. The Trojans gave the Jaguars a battle but ultimately fell by a score of 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Madison Memering takes a cut for Trenton on Wednesday at Allen Park. The second-place Trojans fell by a score of 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry J
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • First-place Allen Park hosted second-place Trenton on Wednesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored in the bottom of the seventh and defeated the Trojans 3-2. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)

A strong wind was blowing in and two solid pitchers were working in the circle on Wednesday when Allen Park hosted Trenton in a showdown of the top two softball teams in the Downriver League. Only one hit got by an outfielder all day and it happened to be the last hit of the game.

Kelsi Littleton came up big for the Jaguars when she ripped a shot that rolled to the fence in right-center and scored pinch runner Kyleigh Richards with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Littleton’s hit gave the Jaguars a 3-2 win and pushed them closer to clinching a league title, with only four DRL games left.

“She always seems to get the big hit for us,” said Allen Park Coach Patsy Curnell. “And she came through again today for us."

The Jags improved to 14-0 in the league and 17-2 overall. The loss was Trenton’s second in the league – both against Allen Park. The first time the teams played the Jags knocked off the Trojans 10-0.

Allen Park pitcher Sydni Uhlenberg, another sophomore on the Jaguars roster, also had a huge day.

“This was her best game of the season so far,” Curnell said.

Uhlenberg recorded four strikeouts in the win.

Curnell wasn’t as thrilled with the offense.

Allen Park faced both some tough weather conditions with a very strong wind and a tough pitcher in Trenton starter Hannah Bates. When asked how many times her team struck out, Curnell said “too many.”

Bates rung up eight Jaguars in the game. It was the most this season Allen Park has been struck out.

Still, any win against a John Biedenbach coached Trenton team is a good win.

“Very happy,” Curnell said. “These were tough conditions to play in and a couple errors cost us a run but we won this as a team. This was a good team win.”

Trenton scored in the first inning after Shelby Kersten reached on an error and a single by McKenna Tanguay. Kersten scored when Tanguay stole second to make it 1-0.

Allen Park scored two in the bottom of the fourth.

After a walk by Izzy Slate and a sacrifice by Leanne Nutter, Littleton drove in the host’s first run of the game to tie it at 1-1. After a single by Allysa Lake and a passed ball set Allen Park up at second and third, Casey Storck hit a ground ball to make it 2-1.

The Trojans tied the game in the top of the sixth and singles by Tanguay, Abriana Hicks and Kaitlyn Darling. It was Darling’s single up the middle that tied the game at 2-2.

Storck led off the bottom of the seventh with a base hit. Richards came in to pinch run and eventually came in to score the winning run on Littleton’s blast to the outfield fence.

Last Updated: 5/18/2017 10:14:02 AM EST

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