"One, we are the Mustangs. Two, we still can't hear you. Three, a little bit louder...we are number one."
The cheer, shouted loud, proud and in unison from the Trabuco Hills dugout, turned out to be premature.
At the time, though, the Mustangs had the right to be feeling pretty confident, playing on the road and holding a 2-0 lead over Marina with two out — and the third out just a pitch away — in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division I softball second-round playoff game.
In the end, though, it was a completely different story as the entire Trabuco dugout stared out onto the field in silent disbelief.
Marina parlayed a lead-off single and a pair of quirky infield grounders in the bottom of the seventh into three runs with two out to pull out a 3-2 victory to keep its season alive.