CASSELTON, N.D. – Head coach Tim Spurgeon and the MayPort-CG Patriots delivered a comeback win for the ages against Northern Cass on Tuesday.
Trailing by three and down to their final strike twice – and playing in 50-mph winds under skies so filled with dirt they blocked out the sun – the Patriots rallied from a 3-0 deficit to force extra innings.
Pitcher Rylee Satrom followed with an RBI in the eighth and put the finishing touches on a complete game to send MPCG to the state Class B tournament on Thursday with a 4-3 win over the Jaguars.
The odds of a comeback seemed improbable after the Patriots were held scoreless through six innings by Northern Cass senior right-hander Emily Anderson.
But Spurgeon said he’s learned this season that the Patriots are never out of a game – even when their backs are against the wall and they’re down late.
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