On third base, Herion could tell the pitch was going to go by the catcher. So, her adrenaline pumping, she took off for home.
"This team has a will to win that I have never seen before," Herion said. "We are always competitive - even though a lot of times it is at the last second and it is very stressful - but we are very competitive and we are ready to take it on to states."
Sophomore ace Maggie Balint was brilliant once again for Avon Grove (17-4), as she struck out 14 and eclipsed the 600 mark for her career.
Things were pretty quiet at the plate for the Red Devils for most of the game, as they struggled to make solid contact off Neshaminy senior Jenny Rakita.
Then the seventh inning came.
Balint reached first when she was hit by a pitch, and Herion's double to left field moved Balint to third. With one out, Neshaminy (15-6) attempted to walk Courtney Coppock intentionally, but an off-speed pitch was a little erratic and went soaring behind catcher Sam Offenback.
Balint beat the ball to the plate, tying the game on the wild pitch.
Herion scored on a wild pitch to the very next batter.
The Red Devils move on to the semifinals of the district tournament and will face Souderton on Tuesday.
"I feel a lot of confidence," Balint said, smiling. "I'm not worried. I'll start stressing on Monday."
Neshaminy 000 100 0 - 1 5 0
Avon Grove 000 000 2 - 2 4 0
WP: Maggie Balint. LP: Jenny Rakita. 2B: N- Hunter Hart; AG- Alyssa Herion.