Tuesday, June 19, 2018
In the sixth, Shannon Walsh hit a single and was sacrificed over to second and then third base on a bunt and a fly out, respectively. Huntley’s fifth run was put on the board after the Red Raiders singled to the gap in right pulling in Walsh, but the inning ended after a pickoff at second base. The bottom of the sixth was sloppy for the Red Raiders and was the only inning in which Cary Grove managed to score. It began with a single to left field, followed by a double, putting runners on second and third base. Caitlin Moran pulled in the two runners on a single that dropped between the right field gap. Then, the Trojans got an infield single on an error by Megan Larson, putting runners on first and second, and they followed quickly with another single, loading the bases with zero outs and the tying run on first. Cary Grove managed a single, but were forced at home for the first out. Bases still loaded, the next hit drove in one, but the Red Raiders managed to get the forceout at second. Then, Huntley escaped the inning with a nice stop by Spannraft for the force at first. The seventh inning set out with a Hayley O’Mara double to left followed by an infield hit by Megan Larson, putting runners on first and second. A sacrifice bunt advanced both runners to second and third base. A shot up the middle pulled in Larson and O’Mara, but the runner was picked off at second and the following batter was struck out by Cary Grove. Down 7-3, the Trojans had three more outs to pull off the comeback, but only managed two groundouts and a single before flying out to right field, ending the game.
As soon as you stepped foot on the bleachers at Tuesday's game against Grayslake Central; you could tell the energy on the Red Raiders varsity softball team was high. With dubstep blasting from the home dugout, you knew that you were in for a good game.