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Mineola Softball Stuns Jericho in Extras

Pitcher Emily Skupp deals Lady Jayhawks fatal blow in 8-7 win.

Emily Skupp had already allowed 7 runs Tuesday. Had already let slip three ties in a fight against Jericho.

When you keep asking your team to come back again and again in a ballgame, sooner or later the well is going to run dry; the highs and lows will get to you in a ballgame like that, the mountains and valleys of the exhilaration of matching a crooked letter with one of your own only to have the rug pulled out from under you in the next inning.

The Lady Mustangs had that happen in five innings at , riding the emotional rollercoaster more times than a kid left to their own devices at Six Flags would like to admit. Sooner or later, it has to stop.

After seven innings trading blows back and forth, each box score frame almost a perfect match for the other, Skupp had retired the Jericho batters in order in the eighth.

A leadoff double had put leftfielder Christina Palmenteri at second with two outs. Now Skupp had her fate in her own hands. A bloop single could score and win it, any sort of out would probably mean a pitching change.

Jericho righty Lindsay Davak left one a bit too center.

Soon Skupp found herself rounding first, not really looking at where Palmenteri was. By the time she did, she noticed she had traded places with her teammate on an RBI double for the Lady Mustangs.

Even better, keeping their ; something for which she would gladly trade .

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E Jericho Lady Jayhawks 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 0 7 10 0 Mineola Lady Mustangs 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 1 8 14 2

 

Mineola Batting Statistics













Player PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SAC BB K RBI Runs BA OB% SLUG SB Christina Palmenteri 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .400 .400 .400 0 Emily Skupp 5 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 .200 .400 1.000 0 Valerie Fischer 4 4 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 1.000 1.000 1.750 2 Katie Priolo 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 0 Adrianna McKeever 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 0 Samantha Venus 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .750 0 Lauren Fischer 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .400 .250 2 Lisa DeStefano 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 0 Priscilla Ma 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0

 

Mineola Pitching Statistics Pitcher IP H R ER BB K ERA Emily Skupp (W, 3-0) 8 10 7 5 0 4 4.37

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