West Union pulls out division win against Ingomar
West Union pulled off a big division win, defeating Ingomar at home, 5-4, on Tuesday.
Tied at four in the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Eagles loaded the bases with one our for Gracen Conlee. A Lady Falcon error in the outfield plated the winning run, giving West Union the edge in division play.
“This was a huge division win for us, and we’re excited to have it,” Bogue said. “Ingomar’s an awesome team, and we knew this would be a very tough game for us; both teams would be fighting hard for it, because it’s such a tough division.”
Ingomar scored the first two runs of the game, capitalizing off of five first inning hits. Reid Little and Lauren Koon brought in the runs, giving Ingomar its only lead at 2-0.
West Union answered in the bottom of the inning, placing runners in scoring position with one out. Hannah McQuary brought in the first run on a single and Grace Rutledge plated Bailey Bogue on a sac fly to tie the game.
Bogue gave the Lady Eagles the lead in the third inning, scoring Julianna Garner and Brittany Taylor on her single. Garner and Taylor reached base earlier in the inning on Ingomar errors.
Loading the bases in the sixth, Ingomar walked in its third run, and positioned itself for the top of the batting order to open the seventh. The Lady Falcons tied the game after Heather Dillard and Kate Webb were positioned at first and third and Reid Little brought in Dillard, but that was all Ingomar could do in the inning.
“I just let them know, we have top of the line up coming up; these are the girls that can do the damage, so you’ve got to do what you need to on defense then go back out there and take care of business, if you have to,” Bogue said. “They showed out, and I’m very proud of them.”
With one out in the bottom of the seventh, McQuary hit a single, Rutledge walked and Jodie McMillin hit a single to load the bases for Conlee. West Union now holds the edge in the division and will step out of region play on Thursday, traveling to North Pontotoc.
“We’ve been off since Thursday without any practice at all,” Bogue said. “We made some plays when we needed to and let some go. Those are the things we need to work on to get better.”
Garner, Bogue, McQuary and Callie Baggett each had two hits to lead West Union, while Dillard led Ingomar’s offense with four hits.
Ingomar will next play at Wheeler before this weekend’s county tournament.
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