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Eastern Wins Pitching Duel at Triton

Monday, May 14, 2007

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

It only took one run, but that run that seemed so innocent was the biggest run of the game. During their first at bat, the Lady Vikings from Eastern was able to score a run and jumped out to an early lead against the Lady Mustangs from Triton. As the game progressed through the middle innings, the one run was the main focus by both teams. Starting pitchers Brittany Hicks for Eastern and Britney Yocum for the Mustangs were able to keep their opponents scoring any runs. But that lone run to start the game would hold up and the Vikings would pick up an Olympic Conference win.

When this game began, both teams knew that it would be tough to score runs against their opposing pitchers. So when the Vikings were able to score a two out run off of Kelli Gaynor’s single during the first inning, at that time it seemed as a harmless run. As the innings continued, that run would be bigger than the single digit showing on the scoreboard. Triton would do the best in trying to extend their four game winning streak in tact, but Eastern’s defense would keep their lead safe. Hicks would pitch a complete game giving up just two hits.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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