|Tonight's game was an interesting one. Holly travelled to Grand
Blanc to face off against the home team for the only time this
season (the first scheduled matchup was cancelled).
Holly had a
big first inning, plating five runs in the top half of the inning.
Samantha did her part, drawing a walk and getting a steal before
coming around to score a run. Holly got some decent pitching in the
bottom of the inning, snaring three strikeouts while only allowing a
single two-out run while maintaining a 5-1 lead heading into the
The second inning was another favorable one for Holly, as they
scored four additional runs. Once again Sam drew a walk, but she was
caught in a fielders choice situation while trying to run to third
base, getting tagged out in the process. Holly's pitching slipped a
bit in the bottom of the second, as they gave up three runs to
narrow the gap to 9-4.
Holly went cold at the plate in the third and fourth innings,
including a groundout in the third. The pitching went cold too, as
they coughed up their lead as Grand Blanc scored 5 and then 4 runs
in the two innings, grabbing a 13-9 lead over Holly.
Holly came to the plate in the fifth inning needing to score some
runs to get back into the game. Thankfully they were up to the task,
as they would go on to score 8 times in the top half of the inning.
Sam even found herself batting twice in the inning, hitting the ball
through second base during her first at-bat before grounding out to
the pitcher in her final at-bat of the game. She came around to
score on her hit, helping add to the team's total. Holly got some
big defensive plays in the bottom of the fifth, including the final
out of the game on a high pop fly that was ran down by Sam in
right-center field to seal the comeback and earn her the game ball.
Way to go girl!