FAIRFIELD — Good things happen to those who wait – and do something about it.
Armijo HIgh pitcher Destiny Blueford hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the first inning and waited five innings for her teammates to push across two more runs in a 3-1 Monticello Empire League softball victory over Wood, Friday.
After Wood (3-4, 0-3 MEL) got a run in the top of the first inning, Blueford crushed a solo homer to straightaway center field with two outs in the bottom of the inning to tie it.
“Destiny came up and parked it,” Armijo coach Rick Newman said.
It stayed 1-1 until the bottom of the sixth. Alexandra Azzopardi singled with one out and lifted for pinch runner Jocelyn Breaux, who promptly stole second.
With first base open, the Wildcats then walked Blueford. One out later, Breaux stole third with Blueford also taking second and Jessica Miller blooped a single just fair down the right field line that scored both runners to give the Indians (6-3, 2-2 MEL) a 3-1 lead.
“It fell just inside the line,” Newman said.
Miller was 3 for 3 on the day, her other two hits doubles.
It had been an otherwise frustrating day at the plate for the Indians, who hit numerous line drives – including one for a double play in the first inning before Blueford’s home run – but had little on the scoreboard to show for it.
“We’d get runners on but couldn’t get a hit to score it,” Newman said.
Blueford set down the Wildcats in order to get the complete game, allowing three hits while striking out five and walking one.
With spring break next week, Armijo is off until April 2 when it plays at Rodriguez.