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Cardinals rally late to win battle of top-10 teams

Corbett puts up three runs in the seventh inning to beat No. 8 Colton


by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Corbetts Kailyn Hooley slides into home plate during the teams 7-6 win over Colton on Wednesday. CORBETT — Colton’s softball team was three outs away from handing No. 4-ranked Corbett its first loss of the season, but the Vikings wouldn’t manage to get even one.

Trailing by two runs heading into its final at-bats, the Cardinals pulled out their biggest weapon — the bunt. Lindsay Miller put her bat over the center of the plate and made contact, spinning the ball down five feet in front of the plate, allowing her just enough time to beat a throw down the first-base line.

The Cardinals converted successful bunts to lead the game’s first two innings, as well.

Miller’s sprint to first started a string of five straight hits for Corbett, which tied the game when Brooklyn Detherage sent a first-pitch line drive into center field. Two batters later when Simone Ballard watched back-to-back pitches sail high to draw a bases-loaded walk that gave Makenna Stafford a free pass home with the winning run.

Look for extended game coverage in the Friday, March 29, print edition.

View a photo gallery of the game at …

http://daveball.exposuremanager.com/g/march27_crb-colton_softball



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