A smart and gutsy decision by catcher Caitlyn Meyer resulted in a dramatic game-winning double play, as the Central College softball team held on for a 5-4 victory over Trinity University yesterday in Tucson.
Trinity had the bases loaded with one out, when Dutch head coach George Wares opted to move right fielder Emily Te Brink’s strong arm to left field. On the next pitch, Trinity’s Chrissy Armstrong hit a fly ball to Te Brink, who then fired the ball home to Meyer to keep the baserunner on third. Spying a runner at first base that was a little far from the bag, Meyer gunned the ball down to first baseman Kyrie Hale for the dramatic final out.
The second game of the double-dip for the Dutch had much more pizazz than the first, as Central had previously downed Dickinson College 8-0 in five innings. The Central College softball team is now 12-2 overall, and wraps up its 16-game trip to Arizona today with games against Gustavus Adolphus and Dickinson State.