Versailles Lady Tigers walk-off winners over Covington

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Colleen Hiestand pitches complete game Versailles win over Covington Lady BUCCS. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

VERSAILLES – The Versailles Lady Tigers got a walk-off win over the Covington Lady BUCCS 10-9 in non-conference softball action on the Tigers’ home field to win their fifth straight home game and push its season record to 11-4.

“It feels great coming from the CCC in previous years,” said Versailles coach Tatyana Cotrell, a Bradford High School and Capital University softball alum. “I know Covington is a great team. I am glad that my girls came out and won today.”

Versailles head varsity coach Tatyana Cotrell leads her Lady Tigers to win over Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady BUCCS opened the night with an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first with Versailles plating a run in the bottom of the inning for a 2-1 score.

The Lady Tigers added a run in the bottom of the second and 2 runs in the bottom half of the third to lead 4-2 with 3 innings in the book.

After a scoreless fourth, Covington answered with a 3-run fifth to lead 5-4 only to have the Lady Tigers send 2 runners home in the bottom of the inning retaking the lead 6-5.

Covington plated a single run in the top of the sixth to get even at 6-6 with Versailles scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to lead 9-6 with one inning to go.

“They never slowed down when they put in the slower pitcher,” said Coach Cotrell.

The Lady BUCCS battled back to knot the score at 9-9 scoring 3 runs in the top of the seventh bringing the Lady Tigers to the plate setting up Cassie Leach’s slide home with the walk-off winning run.

Colleen Hiestand slides home for Versailles walk-off winning run over Covington Lady BUCCS. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady BUCCS came into the night riding a 3-game road win streak and with the loss left town with a respectable 11-5 season mark.

Hiestand went the distance on the mound for Versailles allowing 8 earned runs on 15 hits, no walks while striking out 3 Lady BUCCS.

Colleen Hiestand pitched a great game and Cassie Leach scored our RBI walk off,” said Coach Cotrell.

Dirksen went 3-3, a walk, 1 RBI, 2 runs, and Hecht was 3-4, 2 RBI. Cordonnier 2-4, a walk; Jenkinson 2-3, a walk, 1 RBI; Leach 1-3, a walk, 3 RBI, 1 run; S. Dirksen 1-4, 1 RBI; Yagle a walk, 1 run; Brown a walk, 1 RBI, 2 runs; Stover, a walk, 1 RBI; Bergman 2 runs.

BOX SCORE

123 456 7   R   H   E

200 031 3   9   15 1   Covington

112 023 1   10 13 1   Versailles