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Coburn motivated in return to mound

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Coeur d'Alene High School senior Amber Coburn practices her pitch Monday (Photo: Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review) Coeur d'Alene High School senior Amber Coburn practices her pitch Monday (Photo: Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review)

Greg Lee
Spokesman.com

It's been nearly a year since the deflating loss at the State 5A high school softball tournament, and Coeur d'Alene pitcher Amber Coburn still tears up talking about it.

Coeur d'Alene and eventual state champ Eagle were scoreless after seven innings, setting up tiebreaker play. The Vikings scored a run in the top of the eighth.

Eagle had runners at first and third with two outs. Coburn had struck out the next batter seemingly effortlessly twice, and she had her in a two-strike hole when Viks coach Larry Bieber signaled for Coburn to waste a pitch.

 

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