DETROIT - Brittney Miller hit the go-ahead single in the top of the seventh inning giving Oakland (17-18, 10-8 HL) a 1-0 lead but it was not enough as the Golden Grizzlies were edged in walk-off fashion at Detroit Mercy, 2-1, in eight innings during the Metro Series driven by Trinity Transportation finale on Wednesday afternoon at Buysse Ballpark.
Erin Kownacki tossed 6.1 innings of work and was just two outs away from the win before UDM (11-27, 8-5 HL) tied the game at 1-1 with a base hit in the bottom of the seventh. Haley Zemmer entered the game in relief holding the Titans at bay getting the final two outs while stranding a runner on third.
Mikayela Marciniak reach on an error in the top of the eight and eventually advanced to third on a wild pitch and another error but Oakland could not get the key hit to bring her home.
UDM got a walk-off single Alyssa James in bottom of the eighth to seal the win.