Despite an 11-run deficit in the sixth inning, Eagles almost came all the way back, eventually falling 17-15 to Westlake on Thursday. Eagles tallied ten runs in the failed comeback. Jessie Varnis, Abby Rigda, Rachel Adams, Gillian Gallagher, Varnis, and Adams powered the rally with RBIs.
Eagles couldn’t keep up with Westlake early in the game. Westlake scored on a stolen base by J Bernath in the first inning, a error in the second inning, a home run by P Bowman in the second inning, and a single by S Josie in the second inning.
Westlake took the lead for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second an error scored one run for Westlake, Bowman homered on a 0-2 count, scoring three runs, and Josie singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Eagles notched six runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was thanks to an error on a ball put in play by Adams and Gallagher, by Rigda, and by Varnis.
Westlake scored seven runs in the sixth inning. The big inning for Westlake came thanks to singles by M Campbell, C Button, and Josie, a sacrifice fly by Bowman, and by Bernath.
S Randar was in the circle for Westlake. She allowed five hits and 15 runs over six innings, striking out four.
Adams started the game for Eagles. She lasted two innings, allowing five hits and nine runs. Rigda threw five innings out of the bullpen.
Varnis went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Eagles in hits.
Westlake collected 14 hits on the day. Josie, Button, A Butcher, S Schons, and Campbell all had multiple hits for Westlake. Josie led Westlake with three hits in five at bats. Button led Westlake with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 19 stolen bases.
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