AURORA | The Grandview softball team needed two clutch rallies to extend Monday afternoon’s game with visiting Regis Jesuit to extra innings and it did so long enough to come out on top.
Coach Liz Carter’s Wolves erased a three-run deficit to the Raiders — who put themselves in position to snap an eight-game losing streak — in the bottom half of the eighth inning, then pushed a run across in the bottom of the ninth for a 9-8 walk-off victory.
Sophomore Aubrey DeJong and senior Liz Herting had three hits apiece and sophomore Reagan Quigg drove in three runs for Grandview, which improved to 2-3 on the season. Junior Makayla Valle came away with the victory as she worked seven innings and allowed five runs.
Junior Kendall Kersey homered twice — including a leadoff shot in the eighth inning that landed in a tree beyond the center field wall — and drove in three runs and fellow junior Kate Michalek had three hits and two RBI for coach Merideth Feik’s Regis Jesuit team, which dropped to 1-9 on the season.
Junior starting pitcher Maya Sobolevsky was in line to earn the win for the Raiders, but seven errors behind her aided the Wolves’ comeback.
Regis Jesuit must put the result behind it immediately with a 3:30 p.m. visit to Mullen (4-2) ahead Tuesday, while Grandview is back in action at home at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday with a visit from Columbine (5-1).
Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports
GRANDVIEW 9, REGIS JESUIT 8 (9 inn.)
Score by innings (r-h-e):
Regis Jesuit 300 020 030 — 8 11 7
Grandview 400 001 031 — 9 13 1
WP — Grandview: Makayla Valle (7 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). LP — Regis Jesuit: Maya Sobolevsky (8 1/3 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K). Regis Jesuit hitting: Kendall Kersey 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs; Kate Michalek 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Brooke Carey 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, run; Natalie Shellhorn 2-4, RBI, run; Maya Sobolevsky RBI. Grandview hitting: Aubrey DeJong 3-5, 2B, 3 runs; Liz Herting 3-4; Reagan Quigg 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Brooklyn Heil, Maya Sprague and Zoe Vondruska RBI