St. Mary's Jessica Lussman hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning here Tuesday night to lift the softball Panthers to a dramatic 5-4 win over Alta.
St. Mary's struggled early at the plate but score five runs over the last two innings for the win. The team's record now stands at 2-3, including 2-1 in the conference.
Panther Pitcher Ashley Langner had six strikeouts but gave up eight hits and walked five batters. According to Coach Courtney Berg, Langer was able pitch herself out of trouble to keep the team in the game.
"Ashley Langner did a great job on the mound for us. She struggled a few times but she was able to work her way out of jams and that proved to be one of the key factors in this game," Coach Berg explained.
Megan Snyder scored two runs for St. Mary's, and Abby Richardson collected two stolen bases. Janie Imming had the team's only sacrifice against Alta. "What a great win this was for our girls," Coach Berg stated. "I'm so proud of of theses girls for never giving up and putting together five runs in the last two innings."