For the third time in three days, the Bethel Lady Wildcats won a district contest to improve their playoff position.

For the third time in three days, the Bethel Lady Wildcats won a district contest to improve their playoff position.

After losing to Harrah in the finals of the Dale/McLoud Tournament, Bethel came out on top in the game that counts toward the plays with a 7-6 win Wednesday afternoon.

Jordyn Zachary got it done in the circle and at the plate Wednesday. She went the distance for the Lady Wildcats, striking out 10 while allowing only two earned runs. Harrah picked up four other unearned runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-4 lead. Bethel tied it in the fifth and the teams traded runs in the sixth before Zachary came through with a walk-off win at the plate. Maylin Hladik singled with a bunt to leadoff the seventh inning for Bethel. Hladik used her speed to steal second before a pop up led to the first out of the final inning. Hladik advanced to third on a wild pitch during Mya Green's at bat. Green walked to put runners at the corners. Green stole second on the first pitch to Zachary to erase the opportunity for a force play. When Zachary got a bunt down, Hladik was able to score for the win. Hladik led the Lady Wildcat offense with three hits, including a double. She also scored three times. Green drove in three runs as she singled twice in addition to her walk in the seventh. Rian Gamble also had two hits, including a triple and she drove in a run for Bethel and scored twice. Brooklyn Giddens also had two hits including a triple. She scored once. Bethel is tied with Newcastle atop the district 4A-4 standings with a 6-1 district record. Newcastle won earlier this season against Bethel. Both teams have a game against Harrah left on the schedule and Newcastle comes to Bethel Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. to help decide a district champion. Tecumseh is currently third in the district with a 5-3 district record. Harrah is 3-3 in district play with a lot of opportunities left including games against all three teams ahead of them in the district.