Wildcat Softball Splits Final NTC Spring Games, NSIC Suspends All Competition

Wildcat Softball Splits Final NTC Spring Games, NSIC Suspends All Competition
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

AUBURNDALE, FL – Riding a four-game win streak, the Wayne State College softball team closed out their National Training Center (NTC) spring games Thursday.

The ‘Cats were in action during a morning and early afternoon contest in Auburndale, Florida.

In the game with Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pitt jumped ahead 2-0 after the first and added a single run in the third and two more runs in the fifth to lead 5-0. The ‘Cats were then outscored 3-1 in the seventh to fall 8-1.

Clare Reinhart singled twice while Ashley Hernandez, Paiton Tornberg and Riley Holmberg all singled. Natalie Arbizu accounted for the lone run scored.

Hadley Chvatal suffered the loss in three innings allowing three runs (two earned) off five hits while striking out four batters, walking three and hitting another. Sloan Cooksey worked three innings allowing two runs off one hit while striking out two batters but walking five. Makenna Adkison pitched an inning allowing three runs (one earned) off one hit while walking three batters.

From the contest with Malone (Ohio), Wayne State struck early with two runs in the opening inning before scoring a run in third and three more in the fourth to lead 6-0. Malone did outscore WSC 2-1 in the seventh but the ‘Cats salvaged a split and won 7-2. Wayne State College is now 10-13 on the season after going 5-3 during the NTC spring games.

Five Wildcats recorded two hits each led by Kim Vidlak with a pair of singles, two RBI and one run scored while Kamryn Sparks doubled twice, scored and drove in a run. Clare Reinhart doubled, singled and drove in a run; Riley Holmberg singled twice and scored as Emily Hale doubled, singled, drove in a run and scored. Kortney Buresh singled and scored; Ashley Hernandez singled and scored twice while Paiton Tornberg singled and drove in two runs.

Hadley Chvatal picked up the win in four innings allowing two earned runs off two hits while striking out and walking two batters each. Maddie Moser worked three innings of scoreless ball striking out four batters and walking one.

The Wayne State College softball team was scheduled next open their league schedule with Augustana on Tuesday, March 24 but following Wednesday evenings announcement from the league, all NSIC contests are being suspended due to COVID-19.