Summer reporter
Marc Stuempfle

In a hard-fought, back and forth game here Monday evening, the Renegades were able to steal the win by a matter of inches in the bottom of the seventh over the Couchiching Lady Raiders 8-7.
Fans witnessed a spirited game as the teams swapped the lead on four separate occasions and were tied once.
Karma Andy hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning put the Renegades on top for the first time during the game.
During her next appearances at bat, the Raiders were concerned about Andy’s abilities at the plate and cautious about what pitches they wanted her to see.
After reaching first base on a walk, Andy stole all three bases with a diving play at home plate avoiding the tag from Raiders’ back catcher Katie Mowe after a pitch bounced past her.
Putting the Renegades back on top 4-3.
In the top half of the fifth the Raiders scored two runs, but a spectacular defensive play by Renegades first baseman, Kyleigh Ossachuk saved the inning as the Raiders were still a threat with runners on third and first.
Ossachuk grabbed a sharp hit ground ball and crawled back to the bag reaching out slapping the bag with her glove to get the third out to end the inning.
The Raiders answered in the top of the sixth, grabbing the lead for the second time with four runs to take a 7-4 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, the Renegades were threatening again, having already scored two runs and had the bases loaded.
The Raiders pitcher Grace Bragg was able to get a pop-up to third ending the threat and get out of the tough inning as the Raiders lead was now down to a single run.
After not being able to extend their lead in the final inning giving the Renegades a chance to walk-off.
In the bottom of the inning the Renegades first two batters were able to reach base safely.
After a sacrificed fly-out to center field, the game was tied and the winning run advanced to third base.
Bragg delivered a pitch which got away from both her and Mowe allowing Laurie Brown to come charging home, diving headfirst and avoiding the tag at home plate by Bragg to capture the win for the Renegades.
Andy was also steady on the mound earning the win with seven strikeouts.
Next, the Renegades will now have a rematch against the Her-icanes in the finals.
The Renegades look to avenge an earlier loss to the Her-icanes from Aug. 12 which helped the ‘Canes advance directly to the final and avoided an extra relegation game.
The ‘Canes will host the Renegades tonight at 6 p.m. at the Vanjura ball diamond in Fort Frances in game one of a possible two-game final.