Daily Camera (Boulder)

Broom­field, Chero­kee Trail to con­tinue tied game to­day

- By Brad Cochi Sports · College Sports · Nigeria national football team · City and County of Broomfield, Colorado

BROOM­FIELD — Broom­field se­nior third Base­man Chloe Eig­uren made the last out of the Ea­gles 2019 sea­son And wasn’t go­ing to let that hap­pen Again.

With her No. 2-seed Ea­gles fac­ing elim­i­na­tion At the hands of No. 10 Chero­kee Trail in the Class 5A state quar­ter­fi­nals on Thurs­day, Eig­uren stepped to the plate with two outs in the Bot­tom of the sev­enth in­ning. Hav­ing just watched fel­low se­nior Hadlee Re­ichert get her­self into scor­ing po­si­tion with An Ag­gres­sive steal of sec­ond Base, Eig­uren hit A ground-rule dou­Ble over the Cen­ter field wall At Broom­field High School that scored Re­ichert And

tied the game.

The bat­tle for a spot in Satur­day’s semi­fi­nals was even­tu­ally called with the score tied 5-5 af­ter eight in­nings and will be con­tin­ued at 3:30 p.m. on Fri­day.

De­spite trail­ing for most of Thurs­day’s game, the Ea­gles weren’t ready for their ex­cel­lent 2020 sea­son to end. Thanks to some clutch hero­ics from their se­niors, the Broom­field girls will play for at least one more day.

“I was so happy that Hadlee stole sec­ond base,” Eig­uren said. “I was hold­ing my breath the en­tire time she was run­ning and un­til she was called safe. We’re so glad we’re still play­ing and we’ll try to wrap it up to­mor­row.”

Chero­kee Trail (15-2) and Broom­field (16-1) were tied 2-2 af­ter the first in­ning be­fore the host Ea­gles pulled ahead in the bot­tom of the third when Kenzi Gar­ner sin­gled to drive in Re­ichert. Chero­kee Trail re­took the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth and scored again in the sixth to lead 5-3.

Broom­field scored a run in the bot­tom of the sixth when Chero­kee Trail catcher Caitlin Cushen­berry’s throw back to pitcher Jenna Med­hus went wild, al­low­ing se­nior Claire Com­stock to score from third. Then in the sev­enth, the Ea­gles de­cided to have Re­ichert still sec­ond with one out to get into scor­ing po­si­tion. It was a risk that ended up pay­ing off since it al­lowed her to score on Eig­uren’s ground-rule dou­ble rather than hav­ing to hold up at third and hope the Ea­gles could get an­other hit to bring her home.

“We wanted to get a run­ner in scor­ing po­si­tion,” Broom­field head coach Kale Gil­more said. “We know their catcher is a re­ally good player but we also have a lot of faith in Hadlee’s speed. We thought the risk was worth the re­ward there be­cause we had some se­nior play­ers com­ing up that we just had to put our faith in. We hoped they’d come through in the big mo­ment and they did.”

The win­ner of the game, which will re­sume with the top of the ninth in­ning on Fri­day, will face No. 3 Chat­field (15-3) in the semi­fi­nals at Aurora Sports Park on Satur­day.

 ?? Ti­mothy Hurst / Staff Pho­tog­ra­pher ?? Broom­field’s Claire Com­stock re­acts af­ter scor­ing a run that al­lowed the Ea­gles to creep closer to Chero­kee Trail in their Class 5A quar­ter­fi­nal play­off game Thurs­day in Broom­field.
Bo­co­preps.com
Ti­mothy Hurst / Staff Pho­tog­ra­pher Broom­field’s Claire Com­stock re­acts af­ter scor­ing a run that al­lowed the Ea­gles to creep closer to Chero­kee Trail in their Class 5A quar­ter­fi­nal play­off game Thurs­day in Broom­field. Bo­co­preps.com
 ?? Ti­mothy Hurst / Staff Pho­tog­ra­pher ?? Broom­field’s Bryna Ke­pelke dives to make a catch dur­ing Thurs­day’s play­off game against Chero­kee Trail.
Ti­mothy Hurst / Staff Pho­tog­ra­pher Broom­field’s Bryna Ke­pelke dives to make a catch dur­ing Thurs­day’s play­off game against Chero­kee Trail.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA