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Easton/Hooters/Rockets wins in Owatonna and Bloomington
The womenís Easton/Hooters/Rockets softball team completed their July tournament schedule with back-to-back wins at the Owatonna Classic and the 50th†Annual Bloomington Firemenís Tournament.
The team headed down
The most exciting game of the weekend came Sunday morning against Mad Jacks. The team got off to a cold start and at one point was down 9-0. With timely hitting and great defense, the team fought their way back to tie the score up in the bottom of the seventh inning. The score would remain tied for 12 innings.
After not capitalizing on a couple of scoring opportunities and hanging tough of defense, the Rockets finally scored the winning run on a two-out, two-run base hit by Rachael Young. The team then advanced into the undefeated game, posting a 5-3 win against the Thunderboltz.†
Fighting from behind all weekend, the Rockets would start the championship game against the Ice down 3-0. Deb Tix hit a deep fly ball into left field to give the Rockets the lead and they never looked back.† Final score Rockets 10, Ice 8.
The Rockets couldnít
bask in their
Moving through the losers bracket, the Rockets next played the Ice. Capitalizing on some timely hitting and clutch defensive catches by Kristina Koznick, the Rockets lived to see Sunday, beating the Ice 8-5.†
Sunday morning brought a match-up against the hot-hitting Outsiders. The Rockets won 10-3 and solidified their spot in the championship game against the undefeated Thunderboltz.†
The team would have to beat the Thunderboltz twice in order to win the Firemanís.† The Rockets blew out of the gate the first game of the championship game, posting an 8-0 lead. The Boltz fought back with home run after home run to close the score down to 11-9, but the Rockets were able to hold the Boltz off and closed them out 13-10 to force the ďifĒ game.†
In the final game, the Rockets again posted an early lead with two first inning two-out, three-run home runs by Brenna Knights and Tam Anderson. The Boltz tried to battle back but the Rockets were able to keep them at bay and ended up winning the championship, posting a 12-6 victory! This was the first Firemanís Tournament win for the Rockets Womenís team. Deb Tix was awarded the tournament MVP with her stellar pitching and equally stellar hitting, leading the team with a .700 batting average.†
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