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One questionable call – and that’s being nice – is hard to blame when a team loses the ballgame by six runs. But anyone wearing “Cabrini” on their jerseys Friday afternoon could argue that a questionable call – again, still being nice – was certainly a major factor.

The call, which happened in the sixth inning with the Monarchs leading 3-2, opened the door for visiting Regina and they walked on through for a 10-4 win over Cabrini in a Catholic League playoff game.

Friday’s contest was the continuation from Tuesday when the first-round game was postponed because of weather during the first inning. When the game was called, Cabrini had two runners on and two outs. They loaded the bases in the first inning on Friday but didn’t score.

Two nice plays in the field – one in the air and another on the ground – by shortstop Lily Ranspach kept Regina off the scoreboard in the second inning.

The Cabrini offense went to work in the bottom of the second. After a leadoff walk by Amber Steelman and a sacrifice bunt, Lindsey Bzura reached on an infield hit. Bzura took off for second base on a steal attempt and Regina threw the ball into the outfield allowing both Steelman and Bzura to score for a 2-0 lead.

Cabrini pitcher Channing Brzys struck out two in the top of the third after a leadoff walk.

The Monarchs loaded the bases in the bottom of the third with two outs but didn’t score.

A nice catch by CF Angelo Nappo helped keep Regina off the scoreboard in the fourth.

In the bottom of the fourth, Peyton Lankford ripped a two-out double to right-center and scored on a single up the middle by Montana Spears for a 3-0 lead.

Regina finally got on the board with two runs in the fifth inning to make it 3-2.

With one out and a runner at second base in the sixth, Regina hit a ground ball that appeared to move the runner to third at the expense of an out. But the umpire ruled the runner was safe at first despite a nice play by first baseman Rachel Szalay.

So instead of two outs and a runner at third, it was first and third with one out for the team in blue.

A single tied the score at 3-3. After a strikeout, a double gave the visitors a 4-3 lead. And with two outs and runners at second and third, Regina scored two more on a single to take a 6-3 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, Ranspach singled and Lankford doubled. Ranspach scored on a ground ball off the bat of Spears to make it 6-4. The Monarchs then stranded runners at second and third base.

Regina broke the game open with four runs in the seventh inning.

Last Updated: 5/17/2014 5:21:58 AM EST