|Season ends for Westfall in tough, extra-inning loss
Wednesdayâ€™s Division III Regional Semifinal softball battle between Rock Hill and Westfall was a
back-and-forth, eight-inning battle that ended with the Lady Mustangs on the wrong side of a 7-6 final.
With the wind blowing out, both starting pitchers were victim of the long ball. Rock Hillâ€™s Morgan
Damron hit a leadoff homerun to start the game. Rock Hill added another run later in the inning to take a
Westfall responded in the bottom half as Gina Rosshirt and Brittany Armentrout connected on back-to-
back, two-out homers to tie the game at two. Homeruns continued to account for the offense in the
second inning as Rock Hill hit two more shots to go back in front at 4-2.
From that point forward, Rosshirt started to settle in and pitch well. The Lady Mustangs were able to
plate three runs in the third to take their first lead of the game at 5-4; however, the normal solid Westfall
defense made three fourth inning errors that opened the door for two Rock Hill runs as the Lady Redmen
grabbed a 6-5 lead.
The game stayed this way until the sixth inning, and with Westfall down to its final five outs Olivia Cobb
delivered a homerun to even the score at 6-6. The Westfall rally continued and would eventually stall with
some controversy as the Lady Mustangs appeared to take a 7-6 lead â€“ which would have left them
three outs from a date in the regional championship, but the call went against Westfall.
Rosshirt retired Rock Hill in the top of the seventh, but Westfall was unable to record a walk-off win in
the home half. Rock Hill plated the go-ahead run in the top of the eight, and Westfall, who ends the
season at 19-7, was retired in order in the bottom of the eighth to end the game.