Softball: Yukon rallies to win in wild finish vs. Edmond North...
By Robert Przybylo
For the first three innings, the story of the softball game was Edmond North’s Abby Taliaferro. For the last three innings, it was Yukon’s Madi Ellis.
But nothing trumps a crazy, somewhat controversial ending as second-ranked Yukon rallied from a 5-0 hole to beat No. 1 Edmond North 6-5 on Tuesday night in Yukon.
Stay with me here. Ready? The game was tied 5-5 and Yukon had the bases loaded with one out. Edmond North pitcher Jordan Dixon hit Lindsay Buckley with a pitch.
Game over, right? Not so fast. Instead of going to first base, Buckley takes off her helmet and starts walking toward the pitcher’s circle. I thought she was going to charge at Dixon, at first, had no idea what was going on.
Edmond North coach Rick Nordyke said because Buckley took off her helmet and didn’t go to first base, she should have been out (from what I gathered that’s what it appeared to be what North wanted).
The umpires were as confused as I was. They left the field of play for a good 10 minutes to get a ruling. It was ruled Yukon was issued a conduct warning, but the hit-by-pitch still stood. So 15 minutes later, Yukon was allowed to celebrate its victory.
And kinda an improbable win at that. Never thought when it was 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth that the Millerettes were going to come back and win.
Senior ace Amanda Madden was chased out early as the Huskies were timing her stuff well. Braxton Coil started it with an RBI double. Taliaferro added a two-run double of her own in the third inning.
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