Winn's walk-off gives Lafayette win against Mid-Buchanan

Lafayette softball tops Mid-Buchanan, 4-3, Monday night.

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 8:34 AM
Updated: Sep 11, 2018 8:39 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— Lafayette junior Jori Winn knew she wanted to redeem herself after allowing Mid-Buchanan to tie the game on a passed ball in seventh inning Monday night. 

"I was kind of down on myself and I was like, I have to make it up to myself for my team, so I really felt bad and then I was up in the count and was just looking for a pitch to hit and she gave me one," Winn said. 

With the Fighting Irish down one, 3-2, in the bottom of the seventh inning, Winn just needed to knock in the runner to tie it back up to keep Lafayette's chances alive, but instead Winn had a better idea. 

She hit her first career high school walk-off home run to give Lafayette the dramatic 4-3 victory. 

"She probably puts more time in hitting than anybody else and started off the year not doing as well as she thinks she should be doing and I believe in her," Lafayette head coach Jeff Leake said. "She got a chance to get us a win and she did it."

Lafayette hosts St. Pius tonight at Heritage Park. 

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