That is when the wheels nearly fell off for the Eagles as the Raiders battled back in a big way during the sixth inning.
A walk followed by a fielding error and a single loaded the bases for Shenandoah with no outs. Goyette sent up pinch hitter Jayden Barnard who took the first pitch she saw to deep left-center field for a two RBI double.
“This team doesn’t quit and that goes back to our sectional last year,” Goyette said. “These girls are playing ball to the end.”
Two more singles and a couple of groundouts later, the Raiders were down just one run. They added two more in the seventh, but sandwiched in between were Frankton’s three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Ryan gave up eight runs on seven hits in her two innings on the mound.
“We needed to get Taylor some work,” Parker said. “She is a little rusty but we didn’t make plays for her either."
Shenandoah dropped to 3-4 and were led by Ashley Brown, Taylor Vaccaro and Barnard, each with two hits.
“When you see them come back you get a little nervous,” Irwin said. “But, you have got to stick it out and keep doing what you do with no errors.”