FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Freddies (0-2) fought back from a four-run deficit, but the comeback fell a little bit short on Tuesday afternoon as the visiting Elgin Rockets escaped with a 6-4 win in interconference softball action.
Comebacks are nothing new to the Freddies in this young season.
“In some of our scrimmages, we were down big,” said Fredericktown softball coach Jeff Keener. “They fought back. They didn’t quit. They didn’t put their heads down. They kept fighting. With runners in scoring position, we struggled today, but the fight was there and we kept fighting.”
Fredericktown pitcher Rachael Goeppinger, who surrendered four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of work, found herself and her team down 4-0 after 4 1/2 innings. Elgin’s third baseman, Jess Cornelius, and leftfielder Kendra Benson drove in a pair of first-inning runs. Cornelius would score herself in the third and fifth innings. Goeppinger threw 103 pitches for the game.