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.
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"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.