An error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh provided Giles with a walk-off win over Glenvar in softball on Tuesday. It was a heart-breaking loss for the Highlanders, who led for most of the game.
The Highlanders went on top 3-0 when Cayla Alexander cleared the bases with a triple early in the game. Giles rallied to tie it, but the Highlanders retook the lead in the top of the seventh on an RBI hit by Katherine Ward.
The game appeared to be headed to extra innings in the bottom of the seventh, as Giles scored a run to tie the game again at 4-4. However, a dropped fly ball allowed the winning run to score and send the Highlanders home disappointed.
“It was a tough loss,” said Glenvar coach Rick Street. “We had plenty of chances. We left some runs on the field.”
Glenvar had four runners thrown out at the plate. Three were on tag plays and another was a force that turned into a double play with the bases loaded.
“If we score one or two of those runs we win the game,” said Street.
Abby Schoonover was the tough-luck loser for the Highlanders, pitching a complete game. The loss dropped Glenvar to 9-6 overall with the Conference 38 tournament fast approaching. Glenvar could be the last seed in the four-team conference, and that would match them with James River in the first round next week.
The Highlanders end the regular season with four games in as many days. They were home to Floyd Wednesday, they’re at Floyd today and Friday they host Covington in a non-conference game to end the regular season.