The SB Team won a thriller today vs NC State at the Judi Garman Classic at Cal State Fullerton by a score of 1-0. We finished the highly prestigious tournament 4-1.
Haylie Wagner was nearly perfect today after a few bumps and brusies after returning from injury earlier this month. She pitched 8 innings, faced 29 batters, struck out 6, walked none and had 2 HBP. She scattered 5 hits and did not allow a run.
The winning run was scored in the bottom of the 8th. In NCAA the International Tie-breaker is used. This places the player who was at bat the previous inning when the last out was made, gets placed on 2nd base.
In this case it was Nicole Sappingfield. The first batter up was Sierra Romero and she singled to RF pushing Colie to 3rd base with no outs. Sierra stole second and NC State intentionally walked Sara to set up the force at the plate with no outs. Brandi Virgil pinch ran for 'Sara. Ashley Lane hit a hot shot to 3rd and the 3rd baseman could not make a play which scored Lyndsay for the win.
Hats off to NC State Pitcher So. Emily Weiman who pitched very well today. She pitched all 8 innings and gave up the one run but she struck out 8 and walked 1.
What a wonderful weekend for the ladies. The VT game was puzzling but they bounced back to win 4 in a row against tough teams. Great job ladies.