Peacock lifts D1 to comeback win

 Peacock drive caps comeback victory

 

   D1 Revolution rally from down 2-0 scoring three times in the seventh inning

  Thursday, July 15, 2021

 

        

By Rob J. Ross 

LASALLE, Ont. - In the end Megan Peacock showed her comeback colours.

The centre fielder drove in the winning run, as the D1 Revolution rallied in their final at bat, to edge the LaSalle Athletics, 3-2, in a Provincial Women's Softball Association U16 West bracket playoff game Wednesday.

LaSalle led 2-0 going into the seventh and final inning, after scoring a run in the first and sixth innings.

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The D1 comeback was on after Brooke Seifried reached first base on an error and continued to second base on the same play, to start the top of the seventh inning.

Karlee Curran doubled to score Seifried. Curran stole third base, before Torie Windle walked and then swiped second base, leaving runners on second and third base.

Peacock won a marathon nine pitch at bat with a line drive two run single.

"We stayed in the game every single pitch and found a way to want it more," D1 coach Courtney Gilbert said. "I'm really proud of how they showed up after a very long drive and found a way to get the job done. They're a group that is willing to do whatever is takes to help the team."

Peacock reached base three times in four at bats, with two walks and her game winning swing.

"Peacock's last at bat was phenomenal," Gilbert said. "She took so many good swings on good pitches and just kept fighting. She's a kid that just never gives up and keeps pulling through for the team."

Curran finished with a pair of doubles. Zoe Fishback had a single and Windle, a pair of walks.

Chloe Hocquard tossed a complete game six hitter for the Revolution, striking out 11 batters and walking one.

The D1 defence aided Hocquard in the sixth inning, with a run saving relay from the outfield that threw out a LaSalle runner attempting to score. Fishback picked up the ball in right field and hit Avyree Sherman at first base who relayed the ball to catcher Lexie Sawyer.

LaSalle's Gurdit Sra allowed three runs on four hits and five walks over the seven innings, while striking out four batters.

Chloe Cole led the Athletics with a single and a double and one stolen base.

The Revolution now wait for their next opponent in the double elimination playoffs.

D1 host the Brantford Bobcats for two games, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, in Sweaburg.

 

 


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