grand finale for softball in playoff game
Senior Samantha Crist hit a one-out grand slam in the bottom of the
The Mules (19-16) lost to Haverford, 8-2, in their second game, however, and will need three wins on Sunday to claim the CC championship. They face Gettysburg in an elimination game in the morning, with the winner going on to play Haverford.
Muhlenberg trailed Gettysburg 3-1 before sophomore Ashley Brewer belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. The Bullets plated single runs in the sixth and seventh to take a 5-3 lead.
With one out in the bottom of the seventh, junior Jenna Van Waalwijk began the winning rally with a single. Three more singles – by Brewer, senior RiRi Ferrigno and freshman Maggie Scarpelli - cut the deficit to one run.
Crist stepped up to the plate next and drove an 0-1 pitch over the fence in right-center for the walkoff slam.
Van Waalwijk gave Muhlenberg an early lead with a first-inning home run in the second game, but Haverford scored runs in the second and third, then blew the game open with a four-run fourth.
Brewer hit her second home run of the day in the top of the fifth, giving Muhlenberg a school-record 11 round-trippers on the season.
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