Cedar Ridge pitcher Hayley King talks comeback against Orange

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Updated: April 16, 2021

The Cedar Ridge softball team nearly pulled off what would have been the greatest comeback victory in school history against crosstown rival Orange. On Friday night, the Red Wolves trailed 9-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, but roared back with seven runs to send the game into extra innings. Sophomore pitcher Hayley King set the Lady Panthers down in order in the top of the eighth to give the Red Wolves a chance to beat the Lady Panthers. King threw 126 pitches against Orange. She also played with inspiration. In January, King’s grandmother passed away. On Friday night, her grandfather gave King a piece of her grandmother’s shirt that she wore to many of King’s games. King kept that in her back pocket and rubbed it whenever she felt she needed inspiration. This season, King has three wins for the Red Wolves. Cedar Ridge will travel to Northern Durham next Tuesday.

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