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April 17, 2013

Huskies rally for win; Bees roll

FAIRMONT — If he knows anything about this group of Huskies, North Marion softball coach Brad Harker it’s this: His team gets up for the big games.

“When the girls see a special color or someone they know maybe from the summer on the mound, they know it’s time to flip the switch,” he said.

On Tuesday at Robert C. Byrd, the surging Huskies flipped the switch — and eventually the script — as they rallied late for a 5-3 road win.

The victory did more than give North its third win over a state-ranked team in less than a week after it swept rival East Fairmont. It also moved 15-8 heading into a stretch of Big 10 games.

“It’s getting to be that time of the season where you start looking for goals and you circle them or cross them off,” Harker said.

If a big-time rally was on the list, then cross away.

Going into the sixth inning on Tuesday, North had just two hits and trailed 3-0.

But the Huskies quickly found their way, as Danielle Fluharty, Amanda Sigley and Taylor Wells all reached on singles. The first two would score on a Paige Efaw base hit that trimmed the deficit to one at 3-2.

In the seventh, they took the lead for good. Chelsi Latocha walked, Fluharty followed with a single and Sigley hit a no-doubter home run to left-center field to set the final.

 

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