Game of the Tournament - G5 – Semi Finals vs Spirit of Morgan Hill (#2 seed). The Spirit of Morgan Hill showed that they can rally late by coming from 4 behind to win their Quarterfinal game in the bottom of the last inning. That was a sign of things to come. Palo Alto jumped out to a comfortable lead in the first, up 7-3 after one, highlighted by Lauran Graf’s 3 RBI triple. Palo Alto put another 6 up in the top of the 2nd, sending 10 batters, getting 6 hits, highlighted by S. Fricks 2 RBI double and Bryce Rockwell’s RBI single. And after PA shut out the Spirit in the bottom of the 2nd inning, it was 13-3 after 2. Palo Alto put up one more run in the top of the 3rd.
And then the Spirit Rose.
Morgan Hill, down 3-14, bottom of the last inning, sent 14 batters to the plate. They scored 9 runs before PA recorded the first out, the last one a bases clearing home run to deep left field. Still up, but now holding a slim 14-12 lead, Palo Alto tried to hold. Mackenzie Glassford, appearing in the 5th game of the weekend, the workhorse of the PA pitching staff got a strike out for the first out of the inning. The next batter singled, and eventually stole around to close the lead to 14-13. The next batter reached on a single. PA got the second out on a fielder’s choice, and finally closed the inning on a 6-3 play, Sophie Frick at Shot to Sophie Swezey at 1rst, (one of the many Sophie to Sophie outs over the weekend) holding on for the win, and advancing to the Finals, and 6th game of the weekend.
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posted by Jeff Frick, parent on Jun 16, 2009 at 7:35 am