South Summit’s Alyssa Sargent sure has a flare for the dramatic.

The junior catcher had never hit a varsity home run in her career, but she ripped a no-doubter in the bottom of the seventh that helped No. 4 seeded South Summit rally past No. 5 seeded Emery in improbably fashion.

Emery led 11-6 going into the bottom of the seventh and just needed three more outs at Spanish Fork Complex to punch its ticket into the next round. South Summit, however, rallied with six runs in the bottom half of the inning to pull out the 12-11 victory to move on in the 3A winners bracket at Spanish Fork Complex.

It was Sargent’s three-run homer that tied the game with the five runs all coming with no outs.

South Summit coach Cody Bowen was pleased with how his players approached the daunting bottom of the seventh down five.

“It just starts with one girl chipping away getting on base. I’m telling you, the pressure of these games is tough. You’ve still … have to keep making plays, you’ve still got to put balls in play. Scratch away and sometimes good things happen. Happy to be on the happy end of it for sure,” said Bowen.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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