West Genesee pitcher Morgan Nichols logged all 13 innings in her team’s marathon 9-8 victory over Liverpool on April 25 and, a week later, managed to beat defending Class A champion Jamesville-DeWitt 3-2 with a complete-game six-hitter.
Following this up, WG visited Syracuse East on Wednesday afternoon and got into a back-and-forth struggle, but the Wildcats did enough on the offensive end to prevail by a score of 9-7.
An early 3-0 lead vanished when East scored three times in the bottom of the second. Even when WG restored the three-run margin (6-3) in the fifth, East stayed tight, and the three runs the Wildcats scored in the top of the sixth would prove decisive.
Andrews got two big hits that led to five RBIs. Marisa Joyce added a pair of hits, scoring three runs as she joined Churchill and Jenna Amidon with one RBI apiece. Allie Nave took her turn in the pitcher’s circle and made it the whole way, earning 10 strikeouts.
Marcellus managed to beat WG 6-4 in a non-league contest Thursday afternoon, getting four runs in the second inning off Nichols and two runs in the fourth that proved decisive. Molly MacLachlan, the winning pitcher, managed two doubles and three RBIs, while Meghan Witkowski also had three hits as she and Jennie Delia had one RBI apiece.
And the Wildcats (6-5) lost 8-0 to Solvay on Friday, the unbeaten Bearcats scoring in five of the first six innings against Amidon, who took the loss as she struck out five. Nicole Antonacci hit a home run for Solvay as Molly McGuire smashed a pair of doubles.