Lady Rock's end regular season -- Seniors play their last home game

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Last night’s softball game was bittersweet for the Lady Rock’s seniors. It was the last time they would ever play softball on their home field as a Shamrock.

New Haven won, playing only four innings, 17-5 and scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth.

As a senior you always want your last home game to be one to remember, your last at bat to be a homerun, or go 4-4 on the night; maybe even set a single season game record.

No records were set or walk off homeruns, but for seven of the eight seniors, their finial inning is one they will remember.

It was only fitting for the seven seniors to each have at least one hit in the inning and scoring at least one run.  Aside from that a few players ended their finial inning crossing home plate in unusual fashion.

Melanie Duvall, Brandy Senecal, and Rebecca Glasser each scored twice in the last inning and Glasser scoring the game ending run off a hit by Jordan Barber.

It is rare for any player to score more than once in a single inning, but for three seniors, playing their last home game to each score twice in their last inning, the game ending run by a senior off a senior’s RBI hit, you could not have writen a better story than this one.

Coach Tim Scheer spoke exclusively with us after the game about his senior players.  Coach Scheer said, “Good group of girls, fun bunch to have around.  They worked hard, some of them improved tremendously from their freshmen year.  Three of them had really good years offensively, and really stepped it up their senior year.  Kayla Oetterer had a really good year.  They all will defianatly be missed.”

A few seniors spoke exclusively with QNHN as well.  Abby Menke said, “It’s really kind of, feels surreal.  We had a lot of good times on this field and will really miss playing with all the girls.”

Kayla Oetterer said, “It’s really sad because I am going to miss all the girls I have played with, becoming very close with each other.  I love Coach Scheer and Bob and I will be lost without them next year."

Duvall said, “I really had a fun time playing with everybody.  I will miss the bus rides.  Kayla and Becca usually made it pretty interesting to ride on the bus. We usually would all a sing on the way back.”  We asked her what does Kayla do? Duvall said, “Just acts crazy all the time.”

The lady Rock’s season is far from over.  Tomorrow night they begin district play at Silex.

It is do or die, if you win you live to play another day, lose and you go home.

The Rocks will play tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. against Wellsville, whom they beat earlier this season.

A win and they advance to play the number one seed Silex Thur., Oct 6 at 5:00 p.m.

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