The Fort Lewis College softball team staged its biggest comeback of the season Sunday afternoon to beat Adams State 11-9 in the first game of a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference doubleheader in Alamosa.
The Skyhawks, trailing 9-6, scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning against the Grizzlies.
“It was a complete team effort,” Fort Lewis head coach Kira Zeiter said. “That first game, I can’t even tell you how good it was.”
Chelsea Rodriguez drove in four runs with three hits for the Skyhawks, including her sixth home run of the season.
Natalie Janes was 2-for-4, and Stephanie Janes drove in three runs with a pair of hits.
Hayley Bolyard also homered for Fort Lewis.
Kassie Haubert started and pitched four innings for the Skyhawks.
Stephanie Janes pitched the final three innings and picked up the win, her first of the season. She allowed only two hits in three innings of work.
Adams State won Sunday’s second game 6-5 for an RMAC split.
Destinee DeHerrera had three hits in the nightcap for Fort Lewis (6-9, 4-2 in the RMAC).
Kamali’i Peneku hit her fifth home run of the season for the Skyhawks.
Stephanie Janes collected three more hits, and Erica Conley had two hits for FLC.
Rebecca Lindquist led Adams State with six hits and two home runs in the doubleheader. She drove in seven runs.
Freshman pitcher Morgan McWilliams pitched a complete game to get the win in the second game. It was her first career start.
Adams State (3-7 overall, 1-5 in the RMAC) will host Fort Lewis in another conference doubleheader today, starting at 11 a.m. in Alamosa.
The series was pushed back a day because of snow. Originally, the games were set for Saturday and Sunday.
“That first game was a hard-fought game ... both teams,” Zeiter said.
“We used ... six subs ... a team effort,” the FLC coach said.