Emily Coulter hit a two run Home Run with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning to give the Eagles a dramatic 6-5 come from behind win.
Essexville Garber scored first in the top of the 2nd inning giving the Dukes a 1-0 lead. The Lady Eagles who only had one base runner through 3 innings got a 2 out Home Run from Claire Breinager, her third of the year to tie the score at 1-1. The score stayed that way until the top of the 6th inning when Garber got a go ahead Home Run to take the lead 2-1. In the bottom of the 6th, Kaylee Kujat led off the inning with a double. After one out, Emily Coulter hit her 6th home run of the year to take the lead 3-2. With two outs, Faith Breinager doubled and Tara Keller walked but the Eagles stranded the runners. Holding a slim one run lead, Garber bats got it going in the top of the 7th scoring 3 times to take a 5-3 lead. The Lady Eagles did not quit. Faith Hippensteel pinch hitting, singles to lead off the inning and advances to second on an error by the left fielder. She was sacrificed to third by Anna Smith. Kaylee Kujat singled Hippensteel home to make it 5-4. After a fly out making it two outs Emily Coulter blasted a ball well over the fence, her 7th of the year to win the game.
Kaylee Kujat had 3 hits (Double, RBI). Emily Coulter (2 Home Runs, 2 runs, 4 RBI) and Faith Breinager (2 doubles) each had 2 hits. Claire Breinager (Home Run) and Faith Hippensteel had the other hits.
Emily Coulter’s pitching line 7 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 4 SO, 1 BB to improve her record to 11-2.
Nice win tonight for the girls, as they came from behind 3 times and the second time this year the Eagles have rallied in the last inning to win a game. The 3 seniors on the team went 6-11, 4 Runs and all 6 RBI. This is how senior leadership is suppose to work. Nice job tonight leading and willing the team to a nice win..