Varsity Softball

She hit a walk-off grand slam down two with two outs and two strikes

Down to the final out, she completed a moment even the youngest of kids reenact in backyards across the country.

Campus senior Bailie Stanley stepped to the plate trailing 11-9 in the bottom of the seventh inning and facing a full count with the bases loaded. She launched a walk-off grand slam to cap a 13-11 win over Maize on Tuesday.

“After I hit it and started running, I realized it went over the fence as I neared first base,” Stanley said. “This has been my goal this year, and I’m happy that I could accomplish that goal and bring my team to a win.”

The Colts trailed 11-1 going into the final inning and were behind by five with one out to play with.

“When I came up to bat with two outs and bases loaded, I felt confident that I would at least get a hit,” Stanley said. “But I was nervous that it might not be enough for us to win.”

Stanley’s grand slam seal the game 1 win and inspired the Colts to an 8-7 win and series sweep over the Eagles.

With the wins, Campus improved to 5-1 and sixth in Class 6A West.

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