Edwardsville softball defeats O'Fallon 9-8 in nine innings
Date: 5/30/2012 Album ID: 1479212
Photos by Chris Lee
In a Class 4A sectional semifinal game, Edwardsville defeated O'Fallon in a back and forth affair that saw O'Fallon take an early 5-1 lead but Edwardsville came back to take a one-run lead into the bottom of the seventh. O'Fallon tied the score to send it to extra innings. In the eighth, Edwardsville's Kendall Navin hit a two-run home run but O'Fallon tied the game again with a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth. Edwardsville scored one last time in the ninth and starting pitcher Kallen Loveless was able to hold on for the win.
Edwardsville pitcher Kallen Loveless (left) celebrates the final out with catcher Kendall Navin in the ninth inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.  Navin hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth but O'Fallon tied the game in the bottom of the inning to extend the game to the ninth.
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Edwardsville starting pitcher Kallen Loveless and teammates celebrate the final out during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville's Kendall Navin celebrates as she rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.  O'Fallon came back to tie the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning to extend the game further.
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Edwardsville third baseman Katelyn Bobrowski (left) receives the throw in time to tag out O'Fallon's Molly Dumstorff in the bottom of the ninth inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville catcher Kendall Navin tags out O'Fallon's Macy Oswald at the plate in the fifth inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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O'Fallon catcher Marla Schulte receives the throw to force out Edwardsville's Ari Arnold at the plate in the sixth inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville's Aubry Dickmann celebrates after scoring the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville catcher Kendall Navin (left) receives the throw from left fielder Aubry Dickmann in time to tag out O'Fallon's Brittany Durant (4) in third inning action during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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O'Fallon pitcher Taylor Barnouski pitches in the first inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville pitcher Kallen Loveless pitches during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville's Aubry Dickmann slides safely into second ahead of the tag by O'Fallon's Sam Busekrus in ninth inning action during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville left fielder Aubry Dickmann signals two outs after throwing out a runner at the plate in third inning action during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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O'Fallon fans celebrate after Taylor Underwood (right) scored a run in third inning action during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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O'Fallon's Macy Oswald (left) celebrates with starting pitcher Taylor Barnouski after securing the third out to end the top of the third inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Edwardsville's Megan McNamee swings at a pitch in the third inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.  At left is O'Fallon catcher Marla Schulte.
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Edwardsville's Ari Arnold takes her lead from second base in third inning action during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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The Edwardsville softball team meet before a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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O'Fallon catcher Marla Schulte forces out Edwardsville's Ari Arnold at the plate in the sixth inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.
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Down to their last strike, the O'Fallon bench watches play in the seventh inning during a Class 4A sectional semifinal game between Edwardsville and O'Fallon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Edwardsville Sports Complex in Edwardsville.  O'Fallon rallied twice to send the game to the ninth inning before falling 9-8.
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