Lady Saints rally past Coastal North
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The LBWCC Lady Saints fought back and came away with a 5-4 walk-off victory over Coastal Alabama North on Tuesday in Andalusia.
Coastal North got things going with a pair of singles to open up the top of the first inning.
The Lady Saints then got back-to-back ground outs, but it allowed Coastal North to take a 1-0 lead.
Coastal North got runners on the corners after a two-out walk, but the Lady Saints ended the threat when Natalie Aplin fielded a ground ball and threw to first for the final out.
Jessica Dickson started the bottom of the first inning with a single, but was then thrown out trying to steal second.
Summer Simmons then drew a walk, but back-to-back ground outs kept the Lady Saints off the board.
In the top of the second inning, the Lady Saints got a fly ball to start the frame, but then two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Coastal North.
The next Coastal North batter drove a ball to deep right that allowed the runner on third to tag up and give them a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Saints got a strong start to the bottom of the second inning when Lindsey Fox reached first off of a walk and then moved to second base when Betsy Powell reached off of an error.
The next three Lady Saints’ batters hit fly ball outs and the score remained 2-0 heading into the third inning.
Coastal North then added to their lead with a run-scoring single.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Aplin got things going with a double and then moved to third on a two-out single from Katelynn Shiver.
The Lady Saints broke onto the scoreboard when Alexis Wyatt drove in Aplin and Shiver to cut the Coastal Alabama lead down to 3-2 heading into the fifth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, a two-out walk to Shiver gave the Lady Saints life.
Wyatt followed with a triple and then Ashley McKeown tied the game with a single.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Saints got a leadoff walk from Simmons.
Aplin then delivered a one-out single to drive in Simmons for the winning run.