For the second night in a row I found myself covering a high school postseason game that needed extra time to be decided.
West Orange High School scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning on Wednesday to come away with a 3-0 win over Boone in a Class 8A region semifinal, in what was an interesting pitching dual much of the way.
Tennessee commit Kelsey Morrison went 4-for-4 and struck out eight batters for West Orange. Lost in all of this excitement the superb night turned in by Boone’s Chase Cassady, who struck out 12 in the loss.
From time to time the high school sporting events I cover offer some unforgettable moments to write about. Last night was one of those nights.
Timber Creek High School trailed Dr. Phillips by three goals in a girls lacrosse first round play-in game with four minutes to play when the Wolves pulled off the unthinkable.
Haleigh Brooks tied the game at 16-16 to force overtime with just a single second to play before two goals by Ellie Yenor in the extra periods helped give Timber Creek a 19-18 win. Even more impressive was the number of defensive plays that were made to keep TCHS in the game down the stretch.