Laurel’s Whaley walks off Sussex Tech, hands Ravens their first loss

LAUREL, Del. – Mackenzie Whaley’s walk-off base hit capped off the Bulldogs four-run comeback victory against previously-unbeaten Sussex Tech, 11-10.

The Ravens offense erupted for ten runs in the first four innings, eventually settling in to a 10-6 advantage.

That’s when the Laurel offense went to work.

Runs in the fifth and sixth innings placed the Bulldogs down two runs going into the seventh and final inning.

Couri Smith reached base safely on a base hit to begin the inning. She moved to second on another single by Bailey Ullman.

Ashlyn Ullman followed up with the third hit of the inning, scoring Smith to close the gap to one run, setting up Mackenzie Whaley with a chance to win the game.

Whaley hit the first pitch foul off the Laurel dugout. The second came in belt high and Whaley didn’t miss, sending a shot down the left field line, scoring Elya Niblett and Ashlyn Ullman.

Laurel moves to 5-3 on the season, while Tech drops to 5-1.

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