Wilmington comes back to beat Coal City in regional semifinals
SENECA — For five and a half innings on Tuesday night, the Coal City Lady Coalers were absolutely cruising in the regional semifinal against the Wilmington Lady Wildcats and appeared destined for a championship matchup against Interstate Eight rival and regional host Seneca. That’s when the Wilmington bats finally came to life, pushing across 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 12-7 comeback win.
Before Wilmington got hot, Coal City jumped all over the Wildcats with a five-run second inning that looked as if it’d be enough to push the Coalers to victory.
With the Wildcats up 1-0 after scoring a run across in the first, a leadoff walk brought Coal City third baseman Hannah Boresi to the plate. Boresi failed to get a bunt down to move the runner over on two occasions, but after finally being turned loose with two strikes, she launched a two-run home run on a line shot that landed in the center field bleachers.
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