HOUGHTON - Caledonia-Mumford took advantage of three Campbell-Savona errors for an 11-5 victory on Tuesday in the Section V Class C2 championship game at Houghton College.
"We didn't execute defensively and they took advantage," Campbell-Savona head coach Chris Austin said. "They had some key and timley hits. We made some mental mistakes, mistakes we don't usually make, and we paid for them."
The Raiders got off to a quick start in the first inning on a double from Andrea Coyle followed by an RBI single from Meghan Mietlicki that gave Cal-Mum a 1-0 lead.
Campbell-Savona responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning when Kathleen Johnson doubled and came around to score on a wild pitch and Jordan Cole singled and scored on an error to put the Panthers up 2-1.
Cal-Mum shot right back in the top of the second inning, scoring four runs (three earned) all with two outs, highlighted by a 2 RBI single from Coyle for a 5-2 advantage.
"You can't do that," said Austin of allowing all runs with two outs. "The rally started with an error and they capitalized."
The Panthers pulled to within one run in the bottom of the third when Johnson reached on an error with one out, followed by a Cole triple to center field that scored Johnson and a groundout from Taylor Scott that scored Cole.
"I thought the girls were really resilient in coming back after being down early," Austin said.
The Raiders went on to score seven runs in the final four innings to capture the title and held the Panthers to only three hits in that span.
Coyle was 5-for-5 with 5 RBI to lead Caledonia-Mumford and Montgomery Kessler had a perfect 3-for-3 day with 2 RBI. The Raiders had 13 hits in total.
Jordan Cole had two hits and an RBI for the Panthers while Johnson chipped in two hits and an RBI.
Campbell-Savona finishes its season 17-2 overall and reached the sectional finals for the first time in 25 years.
"Overall the girls played well," said Austin. "We were rock solid all year long. We're losing some valuable seniors this year, but we have some good talented girls on our JV and modified teams. We'll put a team together and hopefully be competitive next year."