Oneida's Shalyn Lay awaits the ball from her first base position during a game against Oliver Springs at Bear Creek Sports Complex Friday, April 26. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)
Oneida's Shalyn Lay awaits the ball from her first base position during a game against Oliver Springs at Bear Creek Sports Complex Friday, April 26. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)

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Oneida bounced back from its first district loss of the season in nice fashion Monday, defeating Coalfield 13-5 at Bear Creek Sports Complex.

Oneida jumped out to a 6-0 lead after a red-hot first inning, then responded after a five-run fourth by Coalfield that cut the lead to 7-5 by scoring the game’s final six runs.

The Lady Indians, who were to have played at Coalfield Tuesday and at Oliver Springs Wednesday to determine seeding for the District 4-A tournament, got runs from Jenna Bridges, Brianna Bell, Kennedi Reed,

Presley West, Jasmine Jones and Amanda May in the first inning to build the big lead.

After Coalfield cut the gap to two in the fourth, Oneida responded with two runs in the bottom half, then tacked on four more in the sixth for insurance.

Monday’s game marked the return of first baseman Micah Stephens, who had missed three weeks due to injury, and was Oneida’s first win over Coalfield in nearly a decade.

Oliver Springs 3, Oneida 2: Amanda May pitched five scoreless innings and a two-run double by Shalyn Lay in the fourth gave Oneida a 2-0 lead that would stand until the sixth, but three Oliver Springs runs in the final two innings lifted the Bobcats to a come-from-behind win in a crucial district game Friday.

The game was scoreless going into the bottom of the fourth, when lead-off batter Brianna Bell reached base on balls, followed by a double by Kennedi Reed.

Lay’s double scored both Bell and Reed, leaving Oliver Springs in a bind with still no outs on the board.

The Bobcats were able to get out of the jam, however, and after holding Oneida scoreless in the fifth, rallied for two runs in the top of the sixth and the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh.