Ravens Come From Behind in Second Game to Split Twinbill With #12 Highland
April 15, 2014
Halie Liggett, shown from a game earlier this season, hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Ravens overcame a late four run deficit to win the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader 7-6 with #12 Highland. Liggett had two hits and three RBI's in the second game.
The Coffeyville Red Ravens overcame a late four run deficit in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with #12 Highland and earned a split in the process.
After dropping the first game 3-1 to the Scotties, the Ravens struck first in the second game. The Ravens took the early lead with a run in the bottom of the third. Ashley Rankin ripped a lead off triple and then scored on Shiann Wickham's single.
Highland scored twice in the top of the fourth to push ahead 2-1, but the Ravens would tie the game in the bottom of the fifth. Kala Cash walked to lead off the inning. She was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Leeza Enfield, pitcher to the second baseman who was covering first on the play.
However, the Scotties got greedy and tried to double off Cash at second, but an errant throw allowed Cash to score, tying the game at 2-2.
Highland would jump on the Ravens with four runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 6-2 lead. The Ravens, though, would charge back into the game.
A leadoff walk to Kourtney Herrera to start the bottom of the sixth followed by a single by Kayla Manzanares put runners on the corners for Coffeyville. Halie Liggett scored pinch runners Shelby Bowen and Shiloh Blockburger with a double that cut Highland's lead to 6-4. However, the Ravens rally would fizzle with three straight ground outs to second base.
The Ravens would pull the game out of the fire in the bottom of the seventh inning. Enfield led off the inning by reaching on an error by the Highland shortstop. Rankin followed with a single that advanced Enfield to third with no outs. Wickham sacrificed Rankin to second to put two runners in scoring position for the Ravens with one out. Kourtney Herrera reached on an error by the Highland third baseman and both Raven runners scored on the play, tying the game at 6-6, and by the time the commotion had ended, Herrera was standing on second base with the winning run in her hip pocket.
Herrera would advance 60 feet on a passed ball. After Manzanares walked to put runners on the corners, Liggett brought home the winning run with a single to cap off a seventh inning comeback and sealing a 7-6 win for the Ravens.
Shyanne Downing wound up as the winning pitcher for the Ravens. Downing pitched seven innings and allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks.
In the 3-1 Raven loss in the opening game on Tuesday, the Ravens lone run came in the bottom of the sixth inning. Rankin singled with one out and scored on Herrera's two out double that cut Highland's lead to 2-1. The Scotties, though, tacked on an insurance run in the seventh and held off the Ravens for the 3-1 win.
ShyAnne Wells pitched well in the opener, but got pinned with the loss. Wells pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks. Wells struck out two.
Coffeyville Red Ravens vs. Highland
Games at 2 & 4 p.m.