Wildcats Defeats Northwood Despite Chargers late 4-Run rally
Wildcats managed through a push by Northwood in the seventh inning where Wildcats coughed up four runs, but Wildcats still won 9-4 on Thursday. The big inning for Northwood came thanks to singles by Candice Overcash and Anna Goldman and by Julia Stone.
Wildcats scored six runs in the fifth inning. Violet Kehoe, Grace Vincent, Katie Characklis, and Geena Kennihan each had RBIs in the frame.
Katie Agatucci was credited with the victory for Wildcats. She went seven innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out three. She also put the Wildcats on the board first with a solo home run in the fourth inning (see photo)
Hannah Weigle took the loss for Northwood. She surrendered nine runs on ten hits over six innings, striking out four.
Wildcats racked up ten hits. Claire Pedersen and Agatucci all managed multiple hits for Wildcats. Pedersen went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Wildcats in hits. Wildcats stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Pedersen led the way with two.
Northwood collected five hits on the day. Goldman and Overcash each collected multiple hits for Northwood.
The win was East softball’s first ever over Northwood. East improved to 8-2 in the Big-8 conference, while Northwood fell to 5-6. East Chapel Hill travelled to Pittsboro the next day for the rematch.
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