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Williamstown's Late Rally Stuns Highland

Friday, May 4, 2007

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

Lately, there have been quite a few games that have demonstrated that a game is never over until the last out has been recorded. With that being said, no lead is safe no matter what inning the game is played in. The Lady Braves from Williamstown has been playing well this season and continues to win games keeping them among the leaders of the Tri-County Conference Royal Division. Not that far behind was the Tartans from Highland who held a two run lead heading into the final inning. That's when Williamstown finally produced some runs during the top of the seventh and rallied to defeat Highland by a 4-2 margin.

Highland had their seven game winning streak snapped two days ago losing by a 1-0 score to Kingsway. In that game, the game was scoreless through six innings and the Lady Tartans played well but loss that game in the final inning. Against the Braves, both starting pitchers were in full control of this game through five complete innings. Starting pitcher Amanda Branco would enjoy seeing the Highland defense come up with some nice plays in the field and then the offense come through with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Starting pitcher Rachael Matreale would watch her team not only tie this game but also go ahead when Christen Glutz two run double give the Braves their first lead of the game. Matreale would not allow a run during Highland's last at bat to secure the victory.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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