Spalding drops IND, 4-2


May 13, 1999|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Looking for a boost after a slow start to yesterday's Catholic League semifinal against Institute of Notre Dame, No. 4-ranked Archbishop Spalding found freshman energy in the fourth inning.

On the mound, it came from Jessica Saunders. Christine Sheridan supplied it at bat.

By game's end, Saunders worked four perfect innings in relief; Sheridan had a double, single, three RBIs and a run -- and the Cavaliers had an invitation to tomorrow's Catholic League championship game with a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Indians at Randazzo Park.

For awhile yesterday, it didn't look like the Cavaliers would be making the championship trip.

IND (14-10) scratched across single runs in the second and third innings off senior starter Sabrina Ryals to take a 2-0 lead, and Indians pitcher Sarah Galloway had the Cavaliers' offense in check.

Things changed in the fourth, starting with Saunders, who went on to retire all 12 batters she faced to improve to 7-2 on the season. She struck out eight of the 12 batters she faced and allowed only one ball out of the infield.

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