After stealing second and third, she scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-1.
The visitors looked like they had more brewing in the inning. Jessie Reid reached on a dropped third strike and Sarah Schein walked to put runners on the corners for No. 3 hitter Lucy Garrett.
Garrett made good contact, but her line drive was caught by McDuffie at second base, and Lebanon doubled off Schein to end the inning.
That was the only threat against Payten Redman in the circle, who didn’t allow a base runner in the final two innings.
She finished with 12 strikeouts, including four in the second inning, and allowed only one hit.
“She was hitting her spots,” coach Redman said. “She was throwing her fastball really well and her drop ball pretty well too. She wasn’t letting her emotions get to her, which was a great thing to see.”
Lebanon left two runners on without scoring in the third inning, but started to pull away in the fourth.
Trinity Hancock led off the fourth with a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Two batters later, Ray reached on an infield single and both runners stole a base to put runners on second and third.
McDuffie then reached on an error that allowed both runners to score and make it 5-1.
The fifth inning saw Zionsville shoot themselves in the foot. Payten Redman led off the inning with a flyball to left field that was dropped for an error.
Redman stole second and third before scoring on a wild pitch to make it 6-1.
The next two Lebanon girls struck out, but Livi Ward was hit by a pitch to keep the inning going.
Lizzie Kincaid walked and after both runners advanced, Ray reached on an error that allowed two runs to score.