Sporting WCA

Wildcats Win In Extras

Coming off of a tough 16-4 conference loss, the Wildcat softball team looked to bounce back in a non-conference contest with the Parkway Central Colts. Keely Sweet, senior, was in the circle for the Cats. After two quick outs in the top of the first, the Colts threatened with two singles but were unable to break through. In the home first, the Wildcats were retired quickly. In the second, Sweet retired the Colts in order on just 10 pitches.

With one out in the fourth, Taylor Dorsey lined a triple into the right-centerfield gap but the Wildcats squandered the scoring chance.

Back in the circle for the fifth, Sweet was unable to work around a crucial fielding error, and the Colts plated the games first run on a wild pitch.

Back on offence, the Wildcats mounted a scoring threat but were unable to capitalize on the chance.

In the sixth, the Colts pushed a lead off walk to second on a wild pitch. However, the Wildcat defense lead by sophomore shortstop Deanne Phyl’s diving stop to end the threat.

In the home sixth, Annie Backs, senior, lead off the inning with a line drive single up the middle and promptly stole second. She moved to third on a long fly ball to right off the bat of Taylor Dorsey. On a 1-1 pitch, Maddie scolding laid down a safty squeeze which played the tying run from third. The Cats were unable to do anymore damage in the inning.

With runners on second and third in the top of the seventh, Sweet slammed the door shut with a her devastating change up.

In the top of the eighth, the Colts lead off with a ringing double. After a ground out moved the runner to third and a quick strikeout, the Colts plated the go ahead run in the form of a two out RBI double off of the left field wall.  Sweet was able to bear down and stop the bleeding.

Leading off the home half with the game on the line, Taylor Dorsey deliver a clutch solo home run well over the center field wall to even the score at 2-2. After a quick fly out, the Lady Cats put together a rally, with line drive base hits by Keely Sweet and Rachel Strothcamp, Sophomore. They executed a flawless double steal, but were stranded to end the frame.

Sweet struck out the side in the top of the ninth to give the Cats another chance to win the game. With one out, Izzi Clawson triple set up the Wildcats with an excellent scoring opportunity. With two outs, Taylor Dorsey once again stepped in the box in a crucial spot. On a 1-2 pitch, she lined a clutch single up the middle to win the game for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats play again on Thursday at Parkway Central.