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The Maine South Hawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings. After four full innings, the Hawks led 5-1 and it looked as if the game was all wrapped up. Their pitcher was rolling and keeping us off base.
In the top of the fifth inning, Shakyra Everett walked, but was caught stealing second, and the bases were empty with one out. Lauren Nortz singled to start the rally, Megan Lindeman walked, and Jenna Ehrensaft grounded out to advance the runners. With two outs in the fifth, Anna Balch hit a towering homerun that very easily cleared the centerfield fence. The Kits were now down 5-4 and were back in the game.
The Hawks were scoreless in the bottom of the fifth, and the Kits were scoreless in the top of the sixth. In the bottom of the sixth, the Hawks scored an insurance run to go up 6-4.
The Kits never quit, so they went into the top of the seventh with a positive attitude looking to score runs. After a groundout, Jenna Ehrensaft singled to right field and advanced on a wild pitch. Anna Balch stepped to the plate, knowing that she could tie the game with one swing if she hit another shot like she had earlier. With a 3-1 count, Balch got a pitch that was not perfect, but that she could have swung at if she was worried about personal accolades. However, she is a team player and she took the pitch for ball four, giving the next batters the opportunity to be heroes. After a flyout to right, Caroline Duke came to the plate with two outs in the seventh. She hit a homerun over the left field fence to give the Kits a 7-6 lead.
It was a very exciting comeback, but the Hawks had heart as well. In the bottom of the seventh, after an out, Lauren Thornhill and Julia Cohen put back to back hits together, and Nicole Mullarkey grounded out to score the tying run. With two outs, Zoey Sowinski hit a line drive to right to give the Hawks a walkoff win.