When softball powers C.M. Wright and Fallston meet, it's usually a matter of which team blinks first.
Last night it was Fallston.
Nicole Luber's two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh gave No. 13 C.M. Wright a 2-0 victory over rival Fallston in a Harford County League game.
"I wanted it bad," said Luber. "I knew it was my time. I've never been in a position like that before, and I knew I had to make the most of it."
Both teams had early opportunities but could not capitalize. Fallston (3-2, 2-1) got runners to third base in the first and second innings, while the Mustangs (4-0, 3-0) got a runner to third in the third inning.
After a strikeout to begin the bottom of the sixth, C.M. Wright's Megan Hube singled down the third-base line to begin the rally. Katie Lee then singled, moving Hube to third. Luber's single to center and an overthrow allowed Hube and Lee to score.
Fallston mounted a rally in the top of the seventh, advancing substitute Pilar Greffenreid as far as second before Hube threw a dart from her catching position to pick her off for the second out. Pitcher Laura Siler recorded a strikeout, her eighth, for the final out.
"We really wanted this one," said Hube, who will attend the University of Oklahoma on a softball scholarship next season. "They beat us two out of three last season, so it felt good to return the favor."
Said Mustangs coach Joe Dunch: "We strung three singles together when we needed them, and that's good. But we helped them out a lot early on. I was happy to see us fight back and get the key hit when we needed it."