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Phillips’ walk-off hit gives Lincoln a 5-4 win over Casey

STANFORD — Junior Kallie Phillips delivered a walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Lincoln County softball team to a 5-4 victory over visiting Casey County Monday.

Phillips had three of Lincoln’s eight hits in the win, including two doubles, the last plating Madisen Hinkle for the win.

“I had two and the last one I knew, with Madisen on second, that I was switching places with her no matter what happened,” Phillips said. “I was ready for it.”

Lincoln (7-14) scored two runs in the bottom of the first and added two more in the third to lead 4-1.

Casey (6-17) rallied in the fourth and sixth innings, though, with one run scored in the fourth and two in the six to deadlock the game at 6-all after seven to force the extra inning.

“We didn’t really come out hitting as well as we could have, but we pushed through it and came out with the “W,” Phillips said. “It was a little too close for comfort.”