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Fastpitchers come from behind to defeat West Seattle, end their unbeaten streak

Lindsay Willmann goes all seven innings for the win as several Spartans come up big in key situations.

Posted at 8:31 p.m.

Senior rightfielder Chelsea Baker drove in Meika Monroe for the game winning run with a base hit in the bottom of the seventh as the Bainbridge fastpitch team came back to defeat West Seattle 3-2 Tuesday.

The win snaps the Wildcats' 14-game league winning streak.

Lindsay Willmann pitched all seven innings for her fifth win of the year. She gave up one earned run on five hits, walking just one and striking out 10.

West Seattle scored their only runs in the second inning when shortstop Rori Margera singled, then Millie Osborne singled to score Margera when Bainbridge made several overthrows.

Osborne scored on a groundout.

The Spartans got the run back in their half of the second when freshman third baseman Haylee Baker, Chelsea's younger sister, ripped the first pitch down the left field line for a double.

Willmann then hit one back up the middle to score Haylee.

Bainbridge got a break in the fifth when the West Seattle centerfielder misplayed Kaitlin Gaspitch's single, allowing her to reach second.

Haylee Baker made then pay by putting one into left field for a ground rule double to tie the game.

In the seventh, first baseman Karen Robinson singled back up the middle to start the rally.

After Monroe was inserted as a pinch runner, Gaspitch lined one into left field for a double as the leftfielder couldn't handle the ball.

On a 1-1 pitch, Chelsea Baker sent one back up the middle for the game winning base hit, scoring Monroe to the ecstatic yells of her teammates.

Bainbridge (12-3, 13-4) takes on Seattle Prep at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the last game of the regular season.

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