Trico Rallies Late to Stun Goreville
COBDEN -- Known for a powerful offense all season, the Trico Lady Pioneers could not figure out Goreville's Sydnee Rushing, until the last possible chance.
Rushing dominated the first six and two-thirds innings of Saturday's Cobden 1A Sectional Championship, striking out 18.
But with two outs, and down to her last strike, pinch hitter Makayla Major coaxed a walk, and when ball four got away, Emily Bauersachs scored the tying run.
Junior Jessica Prange then clubbed the next pitch into the gap in left center. Major came around to score the sectional winning run, as Trico takes the title 2-1 in walkoff fashion. Prange's game winner was Trico's only hit out of the infield all day.
The Lady Pioneers advance to Monday's Du Quoin 1A Supersectional where they will face New Athens.
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