WG softball beats Liverpool in 13 innings

Wildcats blow two extra-inning leads, yet still prevail

Tess Andrews led the Wildcats’ attack with three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Jenna Amidon also had three hits and drove in two runs, while Kaleigh Churchill scored three times and got a single and double. Sierra Smith scored a pair of runs and Kaleigh McGraw added an RBI.

Back on Tuesday, WG gained a valuable (and far more conventional) victory against Baldwinsville, never trailing as it defeated the Bees 5-1.

With a run in the first inning, the Wildcats showed it could solve B’ville’s tough senior pitcher, Liz Campbell. After the Bees tied it 1-1 in the top of the third, WG moved ahead for keeps with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third, tacking on a pair of insurance tallies in the sixth.

Churchill had two hits, scored two runs and earned an RBI. Nichols, Andrews and Amidon also drove in runs, and Nichols managed to out-pitch Campbell, too, holding B’ville to seven hits, not allowing a walk and recording seven strikeouts.

And WG made it two in a row Wednesday, rallying past Fayetteville-Manlius 7-3. A three-run third inning had put the Hornets in front, and through the early stages the Wildcats had difficulty breaking through against F-M pitcher Marisa Duval.

But in the bottom of the fifth, everything changed. WG batted around and scored five runs, getting big hits from Andrews, who finished with a double, triple and three RBIs, and Amidon, who also doubled and drove in three runs. Churchill would score twice.

After her struggles in the third inning, Nichols settled down and blanked F-M the rest of the way, holding the Hornets to three hits and, again, striking out seven.

WG had lost, 9-0, to Sandy Creek last Monday in a game made up from an April 20 weather postponement.

Amidon pitched, giving Nichols a rest, and the defending Class C champion Comets tagged her for 12 hits, two each by Michaela Martin, Shania Darling and Viktoria White, with its big rally a four-run outburst in the sixth.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats could not solve Sandy Creek ace Chelsea Claflin, who struck out 12 and surrendered just two hits in six innings of work.

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