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Homer infielder Molly Ulrich waits for a throw to stop an advancing Mexico runner in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday. Ulrich drove home the winning run in the Trojans’ 4-3 win.
Homer grabs victory in bottom of seventh
In a tightly contested OHSL Freedom National Division softball game Tuesday afternoon, Homer Central girls came away all smiles in dramatic fashion.
When it was all said and done, the outcome came down to the seventh inning on the Homer Junior High School diamond.
After the visiting Tigers scored once in the top of the final frame to break a 2-2 tie, the Trojans scored twice as Molly Ulrich’s walk-off single plated Mackenzie Conklin for a 4-3 triumph.
Homer improves to 3-2 in division play and 5-4 overall. Mexico slips to 1-6, 1-7 overall.
“This was a good win to start off the week,” Homer coach Cris Colasurdo said. “We had to come back twice and really had to be smart in the (batter’s) box in bottom of seventh to score two to win it after we gave up a run in top of the inning on two errors.”
Each team scored a run in the first inning with Homer taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth . Rachael Osterhoudt (2-for-3) led off the inning with a double and later scored on a ground out by Lindsey Sovocool.