Christopher Newport rallies by ECSU
Captains post six runs in seventh inning to force extra frames
SALEM, Va. -- Unranked Christopher Newport (36-10) scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie ninth-ranked Eastern Connecticut State University (34-6) and force extra innings, where the Captains won in the bottom of the eighth to take an 8-7 victory.
The Captains' comeback was powered primarily by a two-run triple from senior All-American Jessie Atkinson and a two-run home run to left field from second baseman Jen Falin. The homer was her second of the day as she continued to lead the Captains offense in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Sophomore catcher Chelsea Mitchell singled home senior Ashley Mani in the bottom of the eighth inning for the game-winning run.