WAYNE – Day two of the National Training Center (NTC) Spring Games for the Wayne State College softball team showcased a pair of losses.
From the Auburndale Complex in Auburndale, Florida, WSC opened Monday morning with Pittsburgh at Johnstown followed by Northwood (MI).
Pittsburgh at Johnstown won 6-4 while Northwood won 5-2 over the Wildcats. WSC is now 2-14 on the season, dropping nine straight.
In the loss to Pittsburgh at Johnstown, WSC scored a run in the first inning and two more in the second to lead 3-0. The Mountain Cats then answered with a run in the fourth and three runs in the top of the fourth to lead 4-3. After two scoreless innings, Pittsburgh at Johnstown closed out the seventh by outscoring the Wildcats, 2-1. Final favored Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 6-4 despite Wayne State College recording 12 hits compered to three from the Mountain Cats.
Kim Vidlak recorded two singles and a home run while Kortney Buresh added three singles and a RBI. Riley Holmberg singled, doubled and scored; Jenna Etmans singled and drove in a run; Paiton Tornberg and Alle Perea both singled and scored as Lauren Laudick singled.
Callie Carraher (1-1) suffered the loss in five innings allowing four runs (one earned) off two hits while striking out seven batters, walking three and hitting three. Grace Lucka worked an inning allowing two earned runs off one hit while striking out and walking two batters each and hitting one. Hadley Chvatal came in for an inning walking two batters.
From the loss against Northwood, both teams scored two runs in the opening inning. Following a scoreless second inning, Northwood added two more runs in the third and one in the fifth to win 5-2. Northwood outhit WSC, 6-0.
Jenna Etmans and Paiton Tornberg both scored for Wayne State off Northwood errors.
Sami Felt (0-3) suffered the loss in five innings allowing five runs (one earned) off six hits while striking out one batter, walking two and hitting two. Chvatal worked an inning striking out one batter.
The Wayne State College softball team will take Tuesday off and next face Seton Hill (PA) at 9 a.m. followed by Nyack College (NY) at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9.