Girls Varsity Softball · Softball | Despite 5th inning, 10 run, rally, Wildcats fall at Northern | Tu 3.19.2019


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Wildcats’s effort to come back from down nine runs in the fourth inning came up just short, as they fell 15-13 to Northern on Tuesday. Wildcats put up 12 runs in the failed comeback. Sydney Lang, Tammie Thompson, Eleanor Steiner, Ella Pedersen, Shelby Swanson, and Lang picked up RBIs to lead the rally.

Northern captured the lead in the second inning when an error scored one run for Northern.

Northern scored five runs in the fourth inning. Williamson, Waller, McDaniel, and Redmond powered the big inning with RBIs.

Waller was the winning pitcher for Northern. She went three innings, allowing six runs on six hits and striking out one.

Helena Harrison took the loss for Wildcats. She allowed 11 hits and 15 runs over six innings. Only 5 runs were earned as the ‘Cats coughed up an incredible 11 errors over the course of 6 innings on defense. The miscues were spread out as five Wildcats each had a pair of errors, eight in the infield.

Ellis started the game for Northern. She allowed six hits and seven runs over four innings, striking out four. Lady Knight second baseman, Kaysi McDaniel, made the 7th inning, rally killing, grab of Characklis’ line drive to right-center that would’ve brought in a run and closed the gap to a single run.

Wildcats smacked one home run on the day. Lang had a long ball in the fifth inning collecting 3 RBIs. Wildcats scattered 12 hits in the game. Pedersen and Lang all collected multiple hits for Wildcats. Pedersen went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Wildcats in hits. Lang’s homer was her first career round trip. The Wildcats had the tying runs aboard in the top of the 7th inning.

Northern had 11 hits in the game. Ellis, Waller, Clayton, and Vaughn all managed multiple hits for Northern. Ellis led Northern with three hits in four at bats.

*photo caption* “Violet Kehoe makes first inning catch in center field”

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