Amesbury tied things in the bottom of the sixth when Schell reached with a single then scored on a triple from Schultz who then tied the game on a wild pitch.
Nicole Eisenhaure started the top of the seventh inning with a single past third base. Meghan Riley moved her over with a ground out. But Eisenhaure got a little too big for her britches and was caught stealing at third.
The bottom of the seventh started well for Amesbury with a single from Autumn Kligerman who moved over to second on a grounder. After another quick out, Jenna Bartley scored the winning run on a pop up to center field that saw the Hornets’ center fielder Varney and right fielder Meghan Riley’s communication breakdown to allow the ball to drop to give Amesbury the win.
“We made three mistakes and they all cost us,” said Hornets’ coach Rusty Russell. “It was a tough game, Amesbury is always a tough team. We always have great games. Chris is a great coach. That’s the way it happens. So, we’ll just move on from here.”
“It’s been a weird week,” Perry said of a week that began with his team’s first loss of the season to Triton, a commanding win over Newburyport on Wednesday, then a tight win over North Reading to close the week. “In the beginning of the week, Triton just beat us. We hit like crazy on Wednesday. Today, who knows? That’s why you play the games, I guess.”