Rock Bridge softball wins in extra innings

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 7:52 p.m. CDT; updated 10:21 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

COLUMBIA — Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller showed her versatility Wednesday.

She threw a successful five innings of relief for the Bruins softball team in its victory Wednesday, but perhaps more impressive were her two home runs, the last a 10th-inning walk-off that gave Rock Bridge a 6-5 triumph over visiting Jefferson City.

“It was unbelievably incredible,” Bruins coach Janel Twehous said when asked about Fuller’s game-winning shot.

Fuller, who also hit a solo home run in the third inning to give her side a three-run lead, is usually a starting pitcher for the Bruins. But after starting in center field, she came on in the fifth inning after the Bruins gave up three runs. She allowed two runs in the five innings she pitched.

“The momentum was going the other way,” Twehous said. “We had to make a change.”

Freshman starting pitcher Breanne Logan allowed three runs in five 2/3 innings.

 “The whole defense struggled, but we pulled it together,” Fuller said.

Rock Bridge is 9-2 this season and has only lost one game at home. The Bruins will compete next in the Capital City Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City.


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