Abby Taylor's first career home-run propelled the Comets to an exciting win, positioning the Lady Comets in a unique place in the conference. The Comets ousted Ortonville 14-11 after a 10 run rally in the final two innings.
The first three innings of Thursday nights game saw the Comets bats in a quiet state. Assessing pitching and holes in the defense, Craig Nersten ramped-up his team. With sun starting to set on the fourth and fifth innings the Lady Comets took to the batter's box and strung-out 20 hits.
Everyone on the team started clicking and feeding off the excitement and coaching they received from the third-base coaching box. Nersten called in signs, the Comets stepped in to the plate with orders, and delivered results that shocked the Ortonville Trojans.
Laying down bunts, line drives over second base, and a home run tallied together a group of highlights that had the Comets forgetting their struggles in the first three frames. "Laura (Tungseth) threw a lot of good pitches, Kari (Simonsen) bunted well for us, and Mackenzie (Dunsmore) along with Sophie Iverson started to hit really well," noted Nersten following his team's final rally.
The Comets saw Megan Aasness, Abby Taylor, Mackenzie Dunsmore, Kari Simonsen and Laura Tungseth each tally 3 hits in the box score as the game concluded. Tungseth provided a solid presence at the plate to help her cause in earning the win after pitching threw some tough streaks in Ortonville's line-up.
The Comets are coming off a two week Easter vacation that has limited practice. As the team continues to hone their skills there is a strong promise for more rallys and exciting plays coming from the Comet bench. "Although our defense needs some tweaking, we had a lot of positives today...Maddie Veum filled in at first base...(and) Kelly Dzialo returned from Spring Break and was able to get in the lineup for the first time and looks like she's just about ready."
The Comets look forward to tough games versus Clinton-Graceville-Beardsely and Wheaton next week.