Lady Rocks give Silex a run for their money -- Silex survives 2-1

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Photos are from previous games by Kyle Quick

After a dramatic come from behind win the night before, Thursday the Lady Shamrocks faced off against Silex, the number one seeded team and host of the District Tournament.

The Lady Rock’s determination and will to win was no more prevalent last night than it had been all season.  Coach Tim Scheer said, “All season long, our team never gave up.”  The Rocks gave Silex a run for their money.  It was a pitcher’s dual, only eight hits and three runs where given up between to the two, making it one exciting game.

Silex would strike first, scoring one run in the first inning, off two hard hit line drives, but then New Haven’s Stephanie Scheer settled into a grove.

In the first three innings the Rocks went hitless and striking out eight times. But their defense and pitching kept them in the game.

In the fourth inning New Haven was given an opportunity and took advantage.

Kierstin Monzyk led off the fourth with a walk then two wild pitches, letting Monzyk advance to third with one out.  Monzyk would score off an infield hit by Brandy Senecal, tying the score 1-1.

Silex would score the go ahead run in the bottom of the fifth off an infield error on the Rocks.  Silex would hold the Rocks scoreless in the finial two innings, advancing to the District Championship Game, winning 2-1.

Coach Scheer said, “I was very pleased with our girls, they hung in there, made plays, and never gave up. It was a disappointing loss.  I felt for our seniors, they are such a great group of girls who will be missed.”

New Haven may have not won, but several fans said afterwards oh great of a game it was to watch.  New Haven ends their season 9-16.

Kayla Oetterer ended her softball career hitting .479 on the season, 3 homeruns and 31 RBIs.  Senior Brandy Senecal batted .400 with 26 RBIs and Melanie Devall’s average was .310.