Red Raiders win first GMC game in four years, 10-9
Beat West Allis Central in bottom of the seventh
The Wauwatosa East softball team lost a 9-2 lead but rallied in the bottom of the seventh to nip West Allis Central, 10-9, at Hart Park for their first Greater Metro Conference victory in at least four years.
According to the JS Online/WSN web site, Tosa East has lost at least 54 conference games in a row going back to 2007.
Junior pitcher Mariel Leering was leading 9-2 when she injured her finger in the sixth inning and had to leave the game. Kirsten Miller, pitching in her first game ever, struggled with eight walks in two innings and saw the Bulldogs scored six runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to tie the game.
Freshman Meredith Starnes ripped a triple to right field with one out, but was still on third when Miller came up.
The sophomore pitcher then redeemed herself by smashing a line drive to center field to score Starnes with the winning run and causing a mob scene on the field as the East bench ran out.
"What an amazing sight," East coach Megan Arnsdorfer said. "Everyone rushed over to Kirsten to congratulate her. I know she was in pain (shoulder) from pitching, but she sucked it up and got the job done.
"She came up big in the end."
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Wauwatosa East kickers have perfect week
- Football: Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 26
- Wauwatosa West football team runs to 31-10 win over Eisenhower
- Wauwatosa East girls cross country team second at Angel Invite
- Wauwatosa West netters win third division title in 4 years
- Wauwatosa golfers take third in final GMC mini-meet
- Wauwtosa West girls volleyball team loses to Arrowhead in own title match
- Wauwatosa West boys volleyball team begins season 1-2
- Wauwatosa West boosters to host charity basketball game featuring former Packers
- Wauwatosa East kickers lose to MUHS, go 2-0 at Ashwaubenon quad