For the second straight day the West Cumberland softball team used a fourth-inning surge to break open a tie game en route to a victory in pool play at the Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Wash., Monday.

The 8-4 win over Columbus, Texas, left West Cumberland as the lone unbeaten team in Pool B of the tournament.

Winning pitcher Haley Hulitt also led the way with two hits, including a solo home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. Alyssa Donato also chipped in with two hits and knocked in one run.

After falling behind 3-0 early, West Cumberland rallied to tie the game at 3 entering the bottom of the fourth.

In the fourth, Uria Padilla led off with a walk. She then advanced to second on a groundout and to third on a Donato single.

Both runners then scored after the Columbus center fielder made an error on Hulitt’s pop fly.

Hulitt later came around to score on a passed ball to make the score 6-3.

Both sides tacked on a run in the fifth, and Hulitt’s home run in the sixth extended West Cumber-land’s lead to 8-4.

West Cumberland will be back on the field Tuesday when it plays the team from Mexico at 4:45 p.m.

A graduate of Penn State University, I worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, before joining The Press in 2013.

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