Hilltop Defeats Wauseon Early With Explosive Sixth Inning

(April 4th, 2015) ā€“ WAUSEON: A high powered sixth inning on the part of Hilltop ended their second game on the day against the Lady Indians early, making the contest seem much more one-sided than it had been for most of the game.

After six innings, the game was called due to the mercy rule, as Hilltop bested Wauseon 19-4.

By the conclusion of the first inning, the score was just 1-0 in favor of the Lady Cadets. After no scoring took place throughout the second, the third inning saw each team add a run to their scores. It was the fourth inning that saw Hilltop begin to separate themselves from their hosts. Bringing in 5 runs during their turn at bat, they held Wauseon scoreless during the bottom half of the inning.

The Indian girls made up a bit of ground in the fifth inning, scoring 3 runs to the Cadets’ 2 scores. Down 9-4 with two innings to play, the girls of Wauseon were far from out of the game. Yet, an offensive explosion by the Cadets in the top of the sixth put things out of reach for the Lady Indians. Hilltop scored 10 runs in that span, Wauseon was unable to recover, and the contest was concluded an inning early.

Senior cadet Adreyn Yates was one of many Cadet girls to have a great game against the Indians. Going 3 for 4 from the plate, Yates hit for a pair of singles and a double. She also earned 3 RBIs thanks to those hits. Teammate Karissa Crisenbery went just 2 for 5 from the plate, but one of those hits was a home run. The junior drove in 4 runs.

With a 2 for 3 display at the plate herself, Wauseon’s Ally Tefft was able to drive in an RBI as well. The sophomore had 2 singles. Freshman Reagan Spadafore also connected with the ball on 2 of her 3 appearances at the plate. She earned a single and a double.

Bailey Funkhouser pitched a complete game for Hilltop. The junior gave up 4 earned runs on 9 hits. She also struck out 4 batters, while walking 2 more. Ally Tefft started at the mound for Wauseon, pitching 5.1 innings. Senior Hayley Chamberlain was called upon to finish the final two-thirds inning.

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