Western beats Poly, 17-16, for fifth City title in row


High School

May 07, 2002

Heather Delair drove in Amy Wisniewski on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning as Western captured its fifth straight Baltimore City softball championship, defeating visiting Poly, 17-16, in a continuation of a game started on April 26.

It was Western's 65th straight Baltimore City league victory, with its last loss coming in 1998. Trailing 13-8 in the sixth inning, the Doves (11-3, 11-0) scored five times to even the score at 13.

After both teams scored twice in the seventh, the Engineers took a 16-15 lead in the eighth. Western's Jeanelle Hughes singled in Melissa Mumaw to set up Delair's sacrifice.

"Our team definitely pulled it together today," said Western coach Shawn Stoliker. "Our first seven innings were rocky, but I'm proud of the way my team fought back and stayed in it all the way to the end."

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