ALLIANCE, Ohio –
For the second time in as many nights the Hubbard Lady Eagles (7-8) lost at the hands of a walk off.
A 7th inning rally in which the Lady Eagles would score 5 runs brought the game to a tie last night against the Ursuline Irish before Ursuline’s Emily Holland sealed the fate of the Eagles with her game winning RBI double.
Hubbard made another 7th inning effort in their non-conference matchup today against the Marlington Dukes (12-1). Trailing by 2, the Lady Eagles needed just two batters to draw the game to a tie. After a leadoff single by Gillian Ryser, Sydney Bowser would blast one over the left field wall to knot things up.
Tied but now with two away the Lady Eagles fired the bats up one last time for the ball game. With back-to-back singles off the bats of Haley Croyleand Riley Kachaylo, Jordyn Julierat stepped up to the plate with a chance to take the lead.
The junior outfielder answered the call with a 2-1 count, dropping a single in front of the right fielder and allowing Croyle to score from second, giving the Lady Eagles a 9-8 lead.
Unfortunately for Hubbard, their one run lead wouldn’t be enough. A leadoff single and an eventual walk had the Dukes within striking range with just one away. Chyanne Knapp would then double to left field, allowing the tying run to come across.
Trying to keep the game at a tie, Hubbard would intentionally walk one to load the bases. With still just one away, Morgan Davis did exactly what was needed, hitting a sacrifice fly to left field bringing across the winning run and breaking the Lady Eagles hearts, 10-9.
Haley Croyle – 4-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
Sydney Bowser – 1-for-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk
Gillian Ryser – 2-for-4, 3 runs scored
Angela Cirone – 3-for-4, 1 triple, 3 runs scored, 1 walk
Ashlyn Maurer – 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 run scored
Chyanne Knapp – 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson