Skyline error proves costly to Eastlake

April 16, 2013

By Staff

By Lillian O’Rorke Riley Davidson, Skyline High School junior infielder, steps up to bat against Eastlake April 8.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Riley Davidson, Skyline High School junior infielder, steps up to bat against Eastlake April 8.

Heading into the bottom of the sixth inning April 8, the Skyline High School softball team was leading Eastlake, 2-1, but by the inning’s end it had fallen to 6-2.

The Skyline Spartans first pulled ahead of their plateau neighbors in the top of the fifth by scoring two runs, including one by senior Charlotte Zhao, who went 3 for 4 with a double.

Victory quickly slipped through Skyline’s hands in the bottom of the sixth, though, when Eastlake scored five runs, in part boosted by a ground ball hit between first and second base and fumbled in the outfield.

“It’s hard, because we work so hard during the season, just to let it go at the end like that. It’s just the errors. And, you know, we can recover from them,” Skyline senior shortstop Megan Burris said. “We’ve had games like this before, and we’ve come out and won. It was just one of those days where we couldn’t come back afterwards.”

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