It took them a little longer than hoped for, but on Friday the Fortuna Huskies got their first league win in their final game of the season.
And they did it with a dramatic finish, rallying late for a come-from-behind victory.
After dropping the opener of a doubleheader at home to Del Norte by a score of 17-8, the Fortuna girls battled back in the nightcap to edge out the Warriors 13-12.
Trailing 12-9 with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Fortuna tied the game with three doubles and the help of a throwing error, before Lorelei Martinez hit a single to score Lexi Roby for the walk-off win.
A number of players on both teams had big days at the plate in what was a high-scoring doubleheader.
Roby finished the second game 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Del Norte’s Maddy Burchell was 5-for-5 in the nightcap and 8-for-10 on the day.
Fortuna senior Jackie Duncan pitched the win in her final high school game.
With the split, the Huskies close out the Big 5 with a record of 1-11, while the Warriors finish up 3-9.
In game one, Del Norte’s Kaleya Sanchez was 4-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run and three runs.
For Fortuna, Duncan finished 3-for-4, while Martinez was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Tamesha Jordan got the win in the pitcher’s circle.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.