The Washington Times-Herald

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May 10, 2013

Washington gets much needed win

WASHINGTON — The Washington softball team needed a win, but Barr-Reeve wasn’t going to make it easy.

The Hatchets (13-8) defeated the Vikings (9-10), 3-2, in 12 innings Thursday evening at The Sports Complex.

With Carrie Lane standing on first base with one out, Washington needed to get some offense from the bottom of its lineup. Pinch hitter Taran Davies provided that with a pinch hit infield single, which brought Mattie Graber to the plate.

Graber came through in a big way with an infield single that scored Lane all the way from second base and Washington had snapped its four-game losing streak.

“I was glad to see them come back tonight,” said Washington coach Alan Lemon. “It’s easy to get up for someone you know (Barr-Reeve) and someone you want to beat.”

With the score tied at one in the top of the eighth inning, Barr-Reeve shortstop Jenna Knepp reached base on a throwing error against her Washington counterpart - Ashlee Hayes. Knepp reached second on the errant throw and Henley Dant then drove her in with a single to centerfield.

In the bottom of the inning, Washington’s first two batters were retired, and the Hatchets looked like they were head for a fifth straight loss.

Leadoff hitter Mattie Graber drew a five-pitch walk against Barr-Reeve pitcher Elaina Kavanaugh. Hayes then drove a ball nearly to the left field wall, but Courtney Pruett had the ball pop out of her glove landing on the outfield grass to score Graber with the tying run.

“The bottom of the order come through again, what can you say about that,” said Washington coach Alan Lemon.

The result was another close loss for the Vikings and their coach Darren Kenney. Kenney said the fundamentals will do you in if you aren’t sound in those areas.

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