The Aurora softball team improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Suburban League American Conference after posting a 7-4 victory over Highland Thursday in Granger Township.
Left-hander Kelci Fleming went the distance in the pitcher’s circle to get the win.
The Lady Greenmen scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to go ahead for good. The Lady Hornets had a 4-2 lead heading into the seventh.
Jessica Pajek began the rally with a one-out single. Becca Crawford followed with a run-scoring double to left-center field.
Julia Mazanec drew an intentional walk and Tayler Cassidy tied the game with a run-scoring single.
Aleese Angelo followed with a bunt single to load the bases. Fleming then gave Aurora the lead for good with a run-scoring single.
Things got a little bizarre after the Lady Greenmen took the lead.
Hailey Bodine hit a ground ball to short that led to a force out at home. But Angelo alertly stole home on the same play as the ball was rolled back to the pitcher’s circle after the force play.
Ugran followed with a single to drive in the final run.
In the bottom of the seventh, Crawford left her feet in center to make a difficult catch for the final out with a runner on base.
Mazanec, who had two hits, got things started with a solo home run into a harsh wind in the top of the first.
Highland tied the game in the bottom of the first, but Aurora took a 2-1 lead when Ugran had a run-scoring single in the second.
However, the Lady Hornets responded with two runs in the bottom of the second to take a 3-2 advantage.
But Fleming buckled down and allowed just one run in the next four innings. She allowed three earned runs on six hits and finished with five strikeouts.
Every player in the Lady Greenmen lineup had at least one hit.