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Game of a Lifetime!!!!!!!

In a game that we had to win to advance to the regional Championship, we dug ourselves into a big hole.  We took an early 2-0 lead, but we gave them 6 unearned runs.  We came back with 3 runs, but we gave up another 6 spot.  We came back again, but we found ourselves trailing 14 -8 when we came up for our last at bat!  If I misspelled your name, or failed to give you credit, please e-mail me with the information and I'll post it. 

This picture appeared in the September 12th, 2007 edition of the Romeoville Bugle.

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Melissa heads for second and...

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 slides in safely!

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Becka bounces a single into right for one of her 4 hits.

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Hattie heads for home on the RBI hit.

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Becka is safe,....

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Then slides in safely into third.

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The Ump signals Safe!!

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Trish was robbed by a great catch, but....

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She got an RBI when Becka tagged up and scored.

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Hattie strokes another hit, and....

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.... gets an RBI. She had a great day.

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She had to hustle to beat the throw.


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Here comes the throw ....

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You make the call!  (She was safe)

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Becka blasted one deep, .....

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but she was robbed by a diving catch.

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Michelle started the final inning with a bouncer.....

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...that she beat out for an infield single.

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Michelle went to 3rd on a hit by Trish then

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scored on a fielders choice when they tried to cut her down at home.

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Michelle slides, the throw is high ....

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and hits the screen, everyone is safe, the score is now 14-9.

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Another run scores on another.....

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.... hit by Abbey Smith

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A base hit puts the tying run on second.....

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....With Becka coming up.  

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With 2 outs, ......

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Becka strokes a rope to left center..........

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that splits the fielders ........

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....and goes all the way to the fence for a game tying tripple.

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That brought Michelle up for her second at bat in the inning.

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Here comes the pitch, with the game tied at 14-14.

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Michelle hits a shot that the pitcher knocks down, but....

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...it rolls away and Becka heads for home as Michelle races to first.

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Watch the coach to find out what happened.

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Coach races to congratulate Michelle.

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Becka scores standing up and beats the coach to Michelle for a game winning hug! What a game, We won 15-14 with a 7 run seventh inning, to advance to the regional Championship game on Monday, September 10, 2007. 
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Hattie, walking on air, is the next one to join in the celebration .

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Let the party begin,....

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...as winning pitcher, Lainnie leads the team to the party.

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Melissa pitched the first few innings, but was a victim of non-support.

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We took this practice picture, while the coaches talked to the Romeoville Bugle reporter, Robert Leach.

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Michelle's 13th birthday party was scheduled for that evening, so they got out the ball and gloves and Michelle tried out her fast ball on the radar gun.
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Caitlin watched as her Dad Mike put the radar gun on her pitches.  (That is Lainnie doing the catching)


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Michelle and Becka were given the game balls.  Becka had a flawless game at shortstop, tripled in the tying run, had several other RBI and scored the game winner on Michelle's hit in the 7th.  Michelle was struggling at the plate until the 7th, then she started the 7 run rally with a hit, and ended it with a walk off single.  She made a great play in the 4th inning when she turned a bunt into a double play. 

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