ANDALUSIA, Ala. -- The Othello 12U Stars rebounded from five errors to win their Babe Ruth Softball World Series opener in Andalusia, Ala., beating Franklin, La., 9-6 in six innings.
In the second inning, Othello scored on a wild pitch, a passed ball and a fielder's choice for a 3-2 edge.
Franklin retook the lead in the bottom half of the second, but Othello pulled ahead for good during its six-run fifth inning.
Arainna Cesar and Diamond Franco each scored on a passed ball with one out, and Hadassi Valdez came home on an error. Cayleen Garza then hit a two-run single for the Stars, and Evelyn Garza finished Othello's scoring with an RBI single.
"We just hung in there," Othello head coach Gilbert Franco said. "They've been doing it all year."
Othello will continue pool play today against Mineral Area, Mo., at 8:30 a.m. and Alexander City, Ala., at 5:30 p.m.
Othello Stars 030 060 -- 9 4 5
Franklin, La. 220 020 -- 6 7 1
Diamond Franco, Kristen Quigley (4) and Mariah DeLeon; Sarah Sonnier and Aimee Saintes.
Highlights--Cayleen Garza (O) 2 RBIs; DeLeon (O) 2H.