Wildcat Softball Drops NTC Spring Game Opener In Extras

Wildcat Softball Drops NTC Spring Game Opener In Extras
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics. Buresh (left) and Perea.

WINTER HAVEN, FL – Following a trio of weekend competition in the Midwest, the Wayne State College softball program competed in the National Training Center (NTC) Spring Games.

From  Winter Haven, FL, WSC opened with Lewis (ILL) Sunday morning.

The Wildcats suffered a 5-4 loss in eight innings to now sit 2-12 on the season. Lewis improved to 8-4 at the time of the win.

Lewis began the game by scoring two runs in the home half of the first inning before WSC answered with three runs in the top of the third. The Flyers tied the game up with a run in the third, Wayne State regained the lead in the top of the fourth before Lewis knotted the game up at 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth. Moving into extras, Lewis won off a walk-off walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth. Final favored Lewis University, 5-4.

Wayne State College was led at the plate by Kortney Buresh with three hits and one run scored. Alle Perea singled twice and scored twice; Paiton Tornberg singled and doubled; Kim Vidlak doubled and drove in three runs; Jenna Etmans singled and drove in run; Madison Gomez singled and scored as Riley Holmberg singled.

Hadley Chvatal (1-8) suffered the loss in three innings allowing three runs (two earned) off six hits while striking out two batters, walking four and hitting one. Sami Felt worked four innings allowing an two runs (one earned) off four hits while striking out and walking one batter each.

Sunday’s second game for the Wildcats at the NTC Spring Games in Florida versus Walsh (Ohio) was canceled due to a lack of umpires. WSC will try to play two games on Monday, March 7 against Pitt-Johnstown at 9 a.m. and Northwood (Mich) at 11:15 a.m.