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Furious Seventh Inning Eagles’ Comeback Falls One Foot Short

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Down 11 – 4 with three outs away from their season being over, the Pella Christian softball team gave it all they had, but came up just short in an 11 – 10 loss to number-one ranked Highland in the Class 2A regional final last night. The Eagles coughed up seven errors in the first four innings, leading to all 11 runs for the Huskies, before Pella Christian started to mount a comeback. They added two runs in the sixth to get within seven, and then strung together five straight hits with two outs in the seventh to climb within a run. With the tying run, Taylor Hartson, standing at second, Natalie Vos, took a full-count pitch back up the middle for a base hit. Hartson was waved home and was thrown out a foot in front of the plate to end the game. Coach Karen Harrill says she wished the game would have started out better for her squad. Chloe Dembski had two hits and two RBI’s, and Tessa Howerzyl also added two hits for the Eagles, who finished the game outhitting the Huskies, 12 – 8. The Eagles end the season with a mark of 16 – 19 and lose only two seniors from their team.