|Posted March 9, 2008|
Higby tosses a gem, enables Pack split with Regis
After losing 12-0 in the early game, the ThunderWolves had all the reasons in the world to think that the second half of their Sunday doubleheader with Regis would be a lot of the same. But pitcher Amber Higby had different ideas.
Higby pitched a four-hit masterpiece in the late game, enabling the 4-1 win over the Rangers and allowing the Pack to leave Denver with a split against a good Regis team.
Higby only walked two in the complete-game seven-inning performance, and got all the way through without throwing a strikeout, relying on stout Pack defense to flip the bill on the game.
The ThunderWolves broke a 0-0 deadlock in the fourth inning when first baseman Kristin Krueger hammered a ball for her first homer of the season, this one of the three-run variety, to give the Pack all the insurance they needed throughout.
Regis threatened in the sixth as Higby walked the first two batters and had one run drive in by a double by Jacki Martinez, that put the Pack in a no-out situation with runners at second and third.
Higby followed it up by keeping her pitches low, luring the next two batters into a line out and ground out to keep the solitary "one" on the board for the Rangers.
The Pack's split moves their season mark 10-9 and 5-5 in RMAC play. The Pack will return home next weekend when they entertain Metro State at the Rawlings Sports Complex.