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Huskies snatch softball victory in upset before losing to No. 1


May 29, 2019

GRACI ZANONA prepares to catch a Gladstone runner at the plate.

Sweet Home snatched a victory from the proverbial jaws of defeat in a 5-4 first-round state softball playoff win May 22 in Gladstone before losing a tight 2-1 contest at top-ranked La Grande in the second round Friday.

"It was fun to watch some girls step up, provide leadership and make a great end-of-the-game play," said Coach Karyn Hartsook about the Gladstone game. "It was incredible field awareness. We're very competitive."

The girls just don't quit, Hartsook said, and they got it done.

The Huskies trailed 4-3 going into the seventh inning. They had been down 4-1.

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