Bluejacket Softball rallies on Hornets

The Bluejackets rallied from a 3-0 hole in the top of the seventh to pull out a 4-3 victory in an extra inning.

Allie Hanson led off the seventh with a deep double to center.  An RBI single by Erica Epsen put the Jackets on the board.  A huge pinch-hit walk by Kate Hammero put the tying run on 1st base. With two outs and runners on first and second, sophomore Hannah Thiry delivered a two-run double to right center that scored Amanda Hanson and Kendall Sandberg.
After holding Big Lake in the bottom of the seventh, C-I added a single run in the top of the 8th.  Taylor Bowker ripped a single off of the second baseman’s glove to open the inning, and she later scored the go-ahead run on another Epsen single.
Bailey Bakken struck out 5 over 8 innings for the win on the mound.

• Back on April 8, C-I opened the season with a 7-2 win over North Branch. Bakken struck out 7 and had 0 walks. A Bowker triple and a 2-run single by Amanda Hanson highlighted the Bluejackets’ 4-run third inning.