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Tue Apr 30
Final
22 Bishop Ireton
20 at Holy Cross
Ridgway Field (Holy Cross)
Wed May 01
Final
0 Bishop Ireton
20 at Bishop O'Connell
Tuckahoe Park
Sat May 04
Final
2 Elizabeth Seton
9 at Bishop O'Connell
Ridgway Field (Holy Cross)
Sat May 04
Final
2 Bishop McNamara
3 at St. Mary's Ryken
Ridgway Field (Holy Cross)
Mon May 06
Final
9 St. Mary's Ryken
6 at Bishop O'Connell
Ridgway Field (Holy Cross)
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Mel Coombs homers twice to lift St. Mary’s Ryken softball past O’Connell for WCAC title

St. Mary's Ryken wins the WCAC Softball Championship in extra innings for their first title since 2015.
St. Mary's Ryken wins the WCAC Softball Championship in extra innings for their first title since 2015.

Mel Coombs and the rest of the St. Mary's Ryken softball team found themselves in a familiar position: trailing Bishop O'Connell in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title game.

O'Connell and Ryken were facing off in their seventh straight conference final, but O'Connell had won three in a row entering Monday's game at Holy Cross in Kensington. While Ryken had claimed titles in 2014 and 2015, no player on this year's team had won a WCAC championship.

With two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Coombs stepped into the batter's box determined to at least give her team a chance. The junior delivered, sending a game-tying two-run homer flying over the fence in right-center field.

"And once we tied it up, we knew we had to finish it," Coombs said.

 

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