Woodcreek High Softball Wins Section Title in Thriller

Timberwolves come back in bottom of seventh inning against Del Campo.

The softball team was down to it's final two outs on Wednesday in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game, appearing headed to a second game against for the title.

Cougars junior pitcher Megan Wantz had shut down the Timberwolves through six innings. Rebecca Mueller and Morgan Green, both seniors, had given Del Campo a 2-0 lead on a single and a double, respectively.

But in the bottom of the seventh, Woodcreek sophomore Jenna Curtan hit a two-run single to tie it up before junior Christal Vierra got the game-winning RBI for the 3-2 win at the Sacramento Softball Complex.

"We keep on trying to the end; it's not over until it's over," Timberwolves coach Art Banks said. "It doesn't matter who it was that got the hits ... it's all kinds of people doing their jobs."

The comeback rally for Woodcreek started when junior Alexia Pratt got a walk and starting pitcher Amanda Horsbach got a single before Curtan's big hit.

"It's a good feeling; it was a team effort ... and it was Jenna's hit that got things going," Vierra said. "Our coach told us to get the ball on the ground and make plays and we did."

Del Campo's most successful softball season in school history ended as section runners-up.

"Del Campo is a great team; they hit the ball hard and they're not afraid of anyone as they showed by beating Casa (Roble on Tuesday) to get here," Banks said. "I have all the respect in the world for them and they have a great coach (Sharon Props)."


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