NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Kristen Laulette admitted the Foothill Major All-Star softball team was just about ready to give up on its season — facing an eight-run deficit heading into its final at-bats — until Emily Mulcahey called her team to action.
"A lot of us were giving up on the bench, all sad, and Emily walked through and said, 'Guys, we can do this, why are you on the bench? Let's do this,'" Laulette said. "I got hyped up and everybody started getting hyped up. If one person does it, the entire team starts doing it."
Foothill rallied behind Mulcahey and scored eight runs on seven walks and three hits in the bottom of the sixth inning of the District 16 consolation bracket final against Crescenta Valley to send the game to an extra seventh inning, where the improbable comeback was completed with a walk-off hit by Laulette for a 14-13 victory at Scholl Canyon Park.