'Strange play' preserves doubleheader split for Lady Hawks
The Cheney Lady Hawks softball team went 2-1 last week, downing Pullman 14-5 and earning a split at West Valley, thanks to what head coach Gary Blake termed a “really strange play” in game two.
Leading 11-6 in the top of the sixth, the Lady Hawks had the bases loaded with one out when Cheyenne Wright hit a soft, just-above-the-head-height pop up that landed halfway between the pitching circle and home plate. West Valley’s pitcher ran forward to field the ball and threw home for a supposed force out on Cheney’s Julia Boyd coming in from third.
That’s when things got strange as the...