Softball seniors go out with a bang at their last home game

Rambelles take the Lions down in spite of weather delay

By Cameron Niblock
On April 24, 2015

Photo by Marsalis Mahome: Winding up her pitch, Kennedy Urbany leads the Belles to their first conference
sweep of the season.

Photo by Marsalis Mahome: Camry Weinheimer, freshman, has come a far way this season, as she hit a single up the middle to score two runs and fuel a 2-1 comeback win in game two of their series against Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday, April 17.

The Rambelles struck out the Lions with a 4-2 win on Saturday, April 18, despite a 45-minute weather delay halfway through the game.

Before the delay, Camry Weinheimer, freshman, secured two runs for ASU after hitting a home run ball.

“Any time a game is postponed for more than fifteen minutes the momentum will drop,” Russ Howard, student spectator, said. “Especially with this game because the Rambells were setting a strong pace, but then the lightning intervened causing all moment to stop.”

After the weather subsided the game was underway with Kennedy Urbany, sophomore, pitching against the Lions at the top of the fourth inning. The inning ended with no hits and no errors.

Senior Megan Granado stepped up to bat at the bottom of the fourth. It was senior day, marking the last home game the seniors would play in their college careers.

After Granado secured first base, Weinheimer attempted to advance the Rambelles for another run but was caught out by a Lions outfielder.

Howard said he was impressed with how the Lions kept up.

“They never quit; that’s one thing I admire and respect,” Howard said.

Lanie Robinson, junior, set up to bring Granado home as the crowd clapped in support of the far right ball that allowed her to advance to third base. The next play found the umpire calling a foul ball on a hit that would have allowed Granado to secure the run for ASU, causing the crowd to yell in disapproval of the call.

“Far be it for me to be critical of any official, because they have a tough job, but some of the calls on balls and strikes have been questionable,” Howard said.

The motivation from the crowd could be heard after Senior, Koria Micherie, hit a far out ball allowing Granado to secure the third run of the game for ASU.

During the top of the fifth inning, the Lions secured two runs, leaving the crowd with mixed emotions as the game was currently set at 3-2 with ASU in the lead.

The top of the seventh inning showed the home crowd banging their feet on the bleachers so the Rambelles could hear their school spirt. As the final out was called on the Lions, the home crowd stood and applauded. The game concluded on a 4-2 win for the Rambelles.

Sam Mendoza, Coordinator for Student Programs and Activities, said it was a good game considering it was senior day and the Rambelles wanted to end on a good note.

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