Big seventh inning sends Houston over Wolverines

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 30, 2006

HOUSTON &045;&160;The Glenville-Emmons softball team had Houston down by a run heading into the seventh inning but could not hold the lead.

Leading 3-2, the Hurricanes’ No. 8 and 9 hitters singled to lead off the bottom of the seventh.

A pair of walks followed to bring in the tying run before the next batter hit a grand slam to end the contest, 7-3.

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&8220;The game was a lot closer than the final score indicates,&8221; said G-E head coach Lisa Ziebell. &8220;We had robbed the girl who hit the grand slam a couple of times earlier in the game. So their coach just wanted to get her to the plate with someone on, and he knew she would get the job done.&8221;

The outcome was a sour note in an otherwise strong performance by the Wolverines against the one-loss Houston squad.

The Wolverines took a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning when Jordan Claussen got on with a base hit, advanced to second on a sacrifice and scored the tying run on a passed ball. Chelsey Ziebell would tally the go-ahead run reaching with a base hit and coming home on a RBI single from Ashley Lau.

Claussen finished the game scoring two runs and collecting a hit while four other G-E players also had a hit in the game.

Lindsey Lorenzen took the loss for the Wolverines pitching all seven innings giving up six earned runs on six hits while striking out five and walking four.

Houston made Lorenzen pay for the walks as three of the four she issued turned into runs.

&8220;We played well on defense but they just stepped up and got the hits when they needed them,&8221; said coach Ziebell.

G-E’s record moves to 7-5 on the season overall and 2-3 in the Southeast Conference.

Houston 7, G-E 3



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LP &045; Lindsey Lorenzen