Two Wildcats Pitchers Combine In Shutout Victory Against Hillside
Wildcats defeated Hillside 15-0 on Friday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Katie Agatucci struck out Neah S to finish off the game.
Grace Vincent led Wildcats to victory by driving in four runs. She went 3-for-4 at the plate. Vincent drove in runs on a home run in the first, a groundout in the third, and a home run in the fifth.
Wildcats got things moving in the first inning, when Vincent homered on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Wildcats tallied eight runs in the second inning. Wildcats batters contributing to the big inning included Shelby Swanson, Ella Pedersen, Violet Kehoe, Agatucci, Katie Characklis, and Geena Kennihan, all driving in runs in the inning.
One bright spot for Hillside was a double by S in the first inning.
Helena Harrison took the win for Wildcats. She allowed one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out one. Agatucci threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
(see photo – Harrison warming up pre-game – by Phil Stapleton)
Neah S took the loss for Hillside. She went five innings, allowing 15 runs on 14 hits and striking out one.
Wildcats tallied three home runs on the day. Agatucci had a long ball in the second inning. Vincent went for the long ball in the first and fifth innings.
Wildcats totaled 14 hits. Vincent, Kennihan, Characklis, Pedersen, and Swanson all managed multiple hits for Wildcats. Kennihan and Vincent each collected three hits to lead Wildcats. Wildcats tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Characklis led the way with two. Wildcats was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Kayla Characklis made the most plays with eight.
Neah S led Hillside with one hit in two at bats.
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