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Sports Gallery Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Lady Horns batter Devann Runzo (left) executes a perfect bunt in the seventh inning in Saturday’s game against Mingus. The Longhorns erased a seven-point deficit in the seventh inning and went on to win by one run in the eighth inning.

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Best inning ever: Even sports veteran has never seen anything like it

More than 30 years of coaching football, basketball and baseball at every level from seventh grade to high school varsity has conditioned me to take nothing for certain and expect almost anything. But none of those experiences — which have included great upsets, go-for-broke wins, disheartening defeats and chilling victories — prepared me for what occurred Saturday morning at Rose Mofford Complex in Phoenix. There, the never-say-die Lady Longhorns dangled from the ropes one inning from elimination as they trailed Mingus 7-0 — with just three outs left.

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