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Churubusco holds on to beat Columbia City, 8-6

April 20, 2012

Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott
’Busco’s Mariah Herendeen gets a high-five from Head Coach Wayne Gibson.

CHURUBUSCO — Columbia City’s softball team traveled to Churubusco Friday for a competition between Lady Eagles.

Despite consecutive home runs by Columbia City to give the visitors a 5-3 lead, Churubusco battled back to win 8-6.

Though temperatures reached 70 degrees during the day Friday, the Lady Eagles fought off rain, wind and sub 50 temperatures.

Columbia City had a 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning, but Churubusco answered with two runs to take a 2-1 advantage.

’Busco scored another run in the second, but Columbia City displayed a threatening third frame.

The visitors had back-to-back home runs to score four runs and take the lead, 5-3.

Churubusco’s Lady Eagles responded with a run in the fourth, but caught fire in the fifth, scoring four runs of their own to make the score 8-5.

Columbia City had the final run of the game in the seventh inning to make the final score 8-6.

The win improves Churubusco to 4-5. ’Busco hosts Woodlan today at 10 a.m.

Columbia City is competing in the Manchester Tournament, beginning at 9 a.m. in Manchester.

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