[Jeff Krage for Shaw Media]
Sidelined for much of the season by back problems, Rodriguez sparked the Trojans’ 5-4 comeback win with her pitching and her bat.
With Downers South up 4-1, Downers North erupted for four runs in the sixth inning – highlighted by back-to-back home runs by Rodriguez and Estelle Czech. Rodriguez's homer, a two-run shot, tied it.
On the mound, Rodriguez retired the last eight Mustangs' hitters of the game.
“I just think we realized, ‘Hey, the game is almost over, we have to jump on them now,’” Rodriguez said of the comeback. “We just had to keep our energy up.”