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NCAA Division II Championships-Game Six
SALEM, Ore. -- Down 2-1 in the seventh inning. Two outs. Two strikes.
It wasn't over yet.
Emily Senko drove a Jackie Moore rise ball down the left field line, starting a two out rally that saw LeMoyne go from elimination to a Saturday contest against the loser of the UC Davis-North Dakota State game.
The Dolphins (47-9) scored four runs in the seventh, with Annie Jacobs capping things off with a two run homer off the All-American Moore.
"There is no time that we do not think we can come back, said LeMoyne head coach Ken King. "Sometimes we do it, sometimes we don't. We are fortunate that we were able to get some insurance runs because it doesn't take much to tie it up with only a one run lead."
LeMoyne got on the scoreboard first, when Senko drove in Jessica Kirwan with a third inning triple. Moore was able to retire the final two batters, leaving Senko stranded at third.
West Florida (50-12) took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth, as Natalie Manis hit a two run home run off of LeMoyne starter Marnie Sundberg. It was the first home run that the Dolphin pitching staff had given up all season.
"We got a clutch hit from Natalie (Manis)," UWF head coach Tami Cyr said. "I thought we had them in the seventh, but LeMoyne was able to get the job done. It was a joy to be here. Our team has nothing to be ashamed of. We had a great season."
Sundberg (25-6) picked up the win for LeMoyne, while Moore (24-4) suffered the loss. Megan Vecchiano pitched the seventh to pick up her first save of the season.