Akron , Ohio Perseverance was the name of the game at Firestone Stadium as the Akron Racers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2, 11-inning win over Denso Japan.
With one out, first baseman Oli Keohohou's groundball single past third scored Amber Hall with the game winner in the bottom of the 11th.
Radara McHugh went the full eleven innings, striking out eleven, and not allowing an earned run all night.
Denso starter Risa Uno was equally impressive going the distance with five strikeouts and no earned runs.
Both teams scored runs in the first inning and were held scoreless all the way to the tenth inning. In the tenth inning , the international tie-breaker rule was put into place, placing a runner on second to start the inning. Denso's runnner was able to score putting them ahead by one going into the bottom of the tenth.
With Kristin Johnson on second Akron's own Tracee McCoy laced a triple to left-field scoring Johnson, and knotting the score again at two.
McHugh and the Racers were able to hold Japan scoreless in the top of the eleventh; setting the stage for Keohohou and the Racers in the bottom half of the inning.
The Racers look to continue their winning ways tomorrow night when they face off with Denso Japan yet again at 7:05.