Comets Take Both in Doubleheader in Mankato

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North Mankato, MN (June 30, 2019)—The Cleveland Comets (9-12) won their fourth straight against the Aussie Peppers (4-14) as the squad won its 9thcontest of the 2019 season after sweeping Sunday’s doubleheader.

The Comets were down to their last out in game one of the doubleheader, trailing 3-2, before a Stacey McManus error at second extended the inning.

Sashel Palacios then delivered a two out double as Tori Vidales came around to score the tying run.

In the top of the 8thinning, Emily Clark smashed a two-run go-ahead homer out past the left-field fence to put the Comets up 5-3 over the Peppers. Cleveland would go on to win by that score in an extra innings thriller.

Shelby Mccombs gave up one run in  5.1 innings of work. She struck out four for the Comets. Sierra Hyland pitched 2.2 innings for Cleveland. Hyland gave up a couple of unearned runs and struck out three.

Ellen Roberts started in the circle for the Peppers. Roberts pitched four innings, and allowed a couple of earned runs.

Box Score Game 1

Play by Play Game 1

In game two, Vidales delivered a solo homerun in the top of the first inning. She had two RBI’s in the contest as Cleveland went on to win 4-1 over the Peppers.

Cleveland’s Randi Rupp pitched six innings, striking out six in that time while giving up just the one earned run.

Taylah Tsitsikronis drove in the one Peppers run in the seventh inning.

Box Score Game 2

Play by Play Game 2

The Comets and Peppers will wrap up their four game series in Mankato Monday night at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT.

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