Spookettes do the comeback dance
Spook Clark never had a doubt that his Spookettes could do it, but even the veteran coach could not have imagined his courageous group's intestinal fortitude to withstand trailing most of the weekend, yet still mounting comeback after comeback to claim the Region 3 Title.
After losing in game one Friday night, this year's band of 15 and 16 year old MCLL Senior League All-Stars never quit, winning a wild game two Saturday night 10-8 and then shocking the Pulaski stars by winning a Sunday comeback classic, 11-10.
Lori Beth Adams' three-run homer Saturday night that sailed deep into the Giles County summer night lit the fuse that started the comeback drama.
Pulaski looked like they were going to hold home turf on Sunday, jumping out to a commanding 8-0 lead through four and a half innings, but the Spookettes had other ideas, scratching and clawing back to trail 8-5 in the bottom of the fifth.
They rallied in the frame with two outs when the Giles County third baseman made an inning extending error to let Stashia Osborne reach first. Adams came up next, lighting the fuse once again by lacing a triple in the right center gap to score Osborne.
Mandy Sanders and Korissa Warlick walked before Amber Blaylock got an RBI infield single. Selena Smith took a free pass for another RBI to make it 8-3, KiKi Osborne walked to make it 8-4, and Blaylock scored on a wild pitch to get the Marshall County girls back in the ballgame.
Adams, who did a great job holding Giles...Pick up a copy of today's edition, Wedesday, July 2, 2008 for entire story and photos.