The loss sets Woodsboro back to 4-3 in district play with three games left. A spot in the playoffs is still possible but, the road just got a little rougher.
“We control our destiny,” said Coach, Jaime Cano. “We are going to have to take care of business from here on if we expect to be playing beyond district. Everything we did wrong tonight is exactly what we have been going over in practice. We have got to find a way to move past our mistakes and just play ball. It is up to us now to move on.”
The Lady Eagles led 2-0 after 3-1/2 innings when Yorktown tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Lady Eagles responded with two more runs in the fifth when Lacie Jochetz hit a deep drive well past the left fielder for a leadoff triple. Megan Carter followed with the second of her three doubles on the night to score Jochetz. Samantha Lopez would later single to right field to score Carter.
Yorktown responded with one run in the bottom half of the fifth to cut the lead to 4-3. The Lady Eagles came right back in the sixth with a two out three run rally that began with a Kaitlin McCool single. Jochetz and Chelsea Bluemel followed with two more singles to score McCool and Carter blasted her third double to give Woodsboro a 7-3 lead.
Like an unexpected thunderstorm, the error plagued bottom of the sixth inning came. Yorktown took full advantage scoring six unearned runs to pull ahead 9-7 going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Lady Eagles did not surrender as they mounted one last comeback. With two outs and Meagan Niemann on first, Blaschke drove the ball into the left-center field gap for a hit. Niemann made it safely home on what at first appeared to be an errant throw. That errant throw turned out to be a blessing for Yorktown as the ball caromed off the backstop right into catcher Kasey Brysch’s glove and enabled her to throw out Blaschke at third to end the game.