MAYS LANDING — Bobbie Beck was staring down a potential loss on Monday afternoon at ACIT. The tying and winning runs were at second and third with one out, and the host RedHawks had their Nos. 4 and 5 hitters coming up. Absegami's defense put Beck, the Braves' senior lefty ace, in a precarious position with a pair of catcher's interference calls and an infield error that had already led to a run.
But Beck has been in nerve-wracking spots before, and relied on her experience to get a pop-up and a ground out to seal Absegami's 3-2 win — the Braves' seventh straight — and allow her teammates to let out a collective sigh of relief.