Windham was off to a great start with Brooke Phillips, #10 and Makenna Colby, #24 getting base
hits. Lily Beaton, #7, ripped an in-the-park home run, putting three runs on the scoreboard.
|Taylah Piazza gets a base hit|
The bottom of the first brought Thornton Academy scoring two runs, but Windham ended the inning with Thornton runners on base.
Shyler Fielding, #20, hit a triple in the top of the third, and brought in two runs. She then steals home making it 6-2 Windham.
Windham scored two runs in the top of the fourth to make it 8-5, Windham; after Thornton scored in the previous inning.
Windham brought the score, in the top of the fifth, to 10-6. The bottom of the fifth brought Thornton scoring ten runs and turning the tables, 16-10 Thornton.
The Eagles fought back hard with Chloe Allen, #34. She delivered a double that scored a run for Windham, 16-11. Base hits by Colby, Beaton and Emilee Dehetre, #11, scored two more runs.
Beaton stole home and the final score at this point is 16-14, Thornton.
|Shyler Fielding headed towards home base|
This was one for the record books. After two innings Thornton was up 3-1.
Windham fought back ending the top of the third at 3-2. Windham’s defense was outstanding, bringing up four batters and sending three away in the bottom of the third.
The fourth inning brought Taylah Piazza, #9, Callie Fielding, #14 and Katelyn Troiano, #12, who all got base hits. Lauren Talbot, #4 got a hit that brought in Piazza and Fielding. The bases continued to be loaded after Erin Elder, #24 walked. Chloe Wilcox, #22, cranked a double into the outfield that brought in Talbot and Troiano. Elder then stole home to make it 7-3, Windham.
Thornton responded by scoring three runs in the fourth.
In the top of the sixth, Wilcox smashed a home run to center field. The score now was at 8-6 Windham and a bunt from Wilson in the seventh, scored Windham another run.
Thornton tied the game at 9 in the bottom of the seventh.
Talbot tagged up and scored in the eighth inning which brought Windham now to 10-9; but Thornton kept the game going by tying the game at 10-10.
The next several innings were evenly matched back and forth with both teams playing strong defense. After twelve innings, Thornton stole home, making it 11-10.
“The girls really battled…both pitchers threw over 200 pitches, which is unreal,” said Coach Travis Demmons. “They never quit, they were up and down, they just kept battling and I think that says a lot about their character.”