The last pitch was the one that counted the most.
That’s because Bedford High School softball senior Kaylee Grace ripped it over the left fielder’s head, driving in Coco and Lulu Steele from second and third with a seventh-inning walk-off hit to defeat Watertown/Weston last Thursday afternoon, 3-2.
Bedford, now 6-2, is right back in action at Cambridge Rindge and Latin on Monday afternoon.
The game was played on E Field near the library because the varsity field was too wet.
The Bucs didn’t register their first hit until the sixth inning when freshman Sami Langone culminated a 12-pitch at-bat with a line drive single to right center. After she stole second, her classmate Kate Patterson stung a two-out single up the middle for the RBI.
“We were rusty from some days off and indoor practice from the weather,” Head Coach Dennis Walsh said. But defensively, “We were perfect.”
Coco Steele struck out nine over four and two-thirds innings, and left trailing 2-0. Grace finished the game in the circle, facing seven batters and fanning four of them. The two teams combined for just nine hits.