Lady Cruisers walk it off against White River

Lady Cruisers walk it off against White River

Lady Cruisers walk it off against White River

On Friday, the Lady Cruisers needed extra innings to defeat the White River Hornets, 6-5, in nine innings.

After trailing 5-3 heading into their final at-bats, Mary Chabot led off the inning with a solo home run to pull the Cruisers within one run. In the next at-bat, senior outfielder Hailey Rath reached base after a hard-hit ball to the third baseman. After a series of errors on the play, Rath rounded the bases to score the tying run.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the ninth inning. With a runner on second, Brooke Blocker doubled to left field and scored Kyleigh Backlund to secure the Cruisers’ come-back victory, 6-5.

Sarah Smith went 3-4 at the plate with a home run and a double and drove in one Cruiser run. Dakota Smith picked up three hits in the game.

Earlier in the week, the Cruisers played a non-league game against Yelm High School.

After cruising along and reeling off eight consecutive wins, the Cruisers finally came up against something that was able to stop them the Yelm High School Tornados.

After taking a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Cruisers couldn't hold back the Yelm bats any longer, and the Tornados erupted with four runs to take an 8-4 lead. They added one more run in the sixth, and the Cruisers could not counter, and Yelm handed Eatonville its second loss of the season

Rath hit another home run to push her state-leading total to 11 and make it four games in a row that she has homered. Berkeley Porter hit one out as well. Chabot picked up three hits in the loss.

The Lady Cruisers will head to Montesano to take on the Bulldogs in the third game of a three-game series Friday. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.




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