Canyon Lake run ruled Fredericksburg with an 11 run fifth inning turning the tide for an impressive win over nemesis Billies, 16-6 on Wednesday night at the Hawk diamond.
Junior Kirsten Jones thinking about her slap hitting
“We committed way too many mental mistakes early but our presence of mind to start hitting the ball and scoring in those late innings shows that this team is not out of it (any game),” Head Coach John Gallagher stated. “Their confidence grew when the Billies put a new pitcher in the game.”
All but one Hawk got a hit, all but two Hawks got a run batted in and all but two Hawks scored a run as CL spread the wealth up and down their line-up in that last inning.
Kirsten Jones had several slap happy hits and her first was placed beautifully right over third base. Jones did the trick again on a slap bunt right to the left side of the pitcher for another single giving CL a ton of confidence and kept the inning alive.
“I wanted to pull through for the team,” Jones said with a smile that would not quit. “It had been hard putting those balls down and I am glad I did it in this game.”
“We were letting each other know that we had the talent and time to come back,” Jones said when responding on the mood of the team when Fredericksburg took the lead on the 3-Run Home Run.
Canyon Lake was one run down (6-5) when they came to bat in what turned out to be the last inning.
Eleven runs later the Umpire raised his hand signaling, ballgame, after a wall scraper triple off the bat of Kelsey Ahrens.