Tuesday, May 4, 2004
By Susan Hall
For six full innings, neither team had an answer for scoring that elusive run. The Lady Irish from Camden Catholic was hosting their divisional rivals Eagles from Paul VI. This would be Camden Catholic’s third Olympic Conference National Division game and the Irish were looking to keep their divisional record clean from any losses. Paul VI threatened and scored during the top half of the seventh, but the Irish rallied in the bottom of the inning to pull out the 2-1 victory.
Both starting pitchers, Stephanie Ricciardi from Paul VI and Alyssa O’Connell, were in complete control of their game. Their success on the mound made it that much easier for the defense to come up with those routine plays for an out. Just like all close games, one little mistake could turn a game completely around.
With a scoreless tie up until the top of the seventh inning, Paul VI would get the game’s first run on a throwing error. The Irish would rally in the bottom of the inning putting runners at second and third on Danielle Brubaker’s double that would then later score the tying run. A fielder’s choice play at the plate throw high would produce the winning score for Camden Catholic.
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