Union City softball did not go down without a fight.
School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said the Lady Tornadoes battled second-seeded Huntingdon to the final pitch Wednesday, stranding the tying run at third in the seventh inning in a 3-2 season-ending loss in the District 12AA Tournament.
Union City ends its season with a (17-12) record.
The Twisters girls were held without a hit by Natalie Kreuziger until their final at-bat Wednesday before creating some game-ending drama.
Alli Kate Frilling led off the seventh with a walk and moved to third on Anna Cheatham’s ringing double to left-center.
Brianna McBride laid down a bunt single to score Frilling and put the tying run on base with nobody out.
After a strikeout, pinch-runner Emma Powell stole home to make it 3-2 with just one out and McBride racing to third.
Her run was stranded there, though, as a strikeout and a popup to shortstop ended the game.
Kayla Pulling’s two-run homer in the second that just crept over the leftfield fence and the grasp of Kennedi Robinson gave Huntingdon a 2-0 lead.
The Fillies score their other run, which proved to be the deciding tally, on a third-inning error.
Sophie Theobald gave up just four hits in a solid pitching performance. She struck out three and walked two.
The game was the last in a UCHS uniform for Lady Tornado seniors Theobald, Cheatham and Sara Ullrich.