AUBURNDALE, FL – With one game canceled due to rain and another due to lack of umpires, the Wayne State College softball team concluded their eighth-game in six days.
From Winter Haven, Florida, WSC closed out the National Training Center (NTC) Spring Trip with Indiana (PA) and Ferris State (MI) on Friday.
The Wildcats dropped a 9-8 decision to Indiana and were shutout 8-0 in five innings to Ferris State. WSC is now 3-18 as the ‘Cats went 1-7 in Florida.
During the one-run loss with Indiana (PA), the Crimson Hawks opened scoring with three runs in the top of the first as WSC answered with two runs in the home half of the first. Following a scoreless second, WSC would tie the game up at 4-4 by outscoring Indiana (PA), 2-1 in the third inning. Indiana then regained the lead with a run in the top of the fourth but the Wildcats wouldn’t go away and posted a 3-2 fifth inning to tie the game at 7-7. Indiana (PA) then outscored WSC, 2-1 in the seventh to hold on for the 9-8 victory. Indiana outhit WSC, 13-5 as the lone error on the day came from WSC.
Jenna Etmans recorded a two-run homerun, singled and drove in another run while Kim Vidlak doubled, drove in a run and scored for WSC. Kortney Buresh singled and scored twice; Kamryn Sparks singled; Paiton Tornberg accounted for a RBI and run scored as Riley Holmberg scored three times.
Sami Felt (0-4) suffered the loss in two innings allowing two earned runs off five hits while hitting one batter. Callie Carragher worked an inning allowing three earned runs off one hit while walking and hitting one batter each. Hadley Chvatal came in for four innings allowing four earned runs off seven hits while striking out three batters and walking two.
In the loss against Ferris State (MI), the Bulldogs posted a four-run first inning before adding two more runs in each of the third and fifth innings to win 8-0. Ferris State outhit WSC, 9-5 and had two errors compared to one from the Wildcats.
Kortney Buresh and Riley Holmberg both singled twice while Paiton Tornberg added a single.
Hadley Chvatal (2-10) suffered the loss in two innings allowing four earned runs off three hits while striking out two batters, walking one and hitting one. Sami Felt worked two innings allowing four runs (three earned) off six hits while striking out and walking one batter each.
The Wayne State College softball team will next begin NSIC play on Tuesday, March 29 visiting Augustana for a doubleheader at 3/5 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.