Sixth Inning Seals Wauseon’s Fate Against Rossford

(March 30th, 2015) – ROSSFORD: The Wauseon defense had done a remarkable job of bottling up the explosive Rossford offense until the fifth inning. Building momentum in that frame, the Lady Bulldogs showed their real offensive prowess in the bottom of the sixth.

At that point, Wauseon fell behind by 10 runs, forcing the mercy rule to take effect and give the Lady Indians a 12-2 loss.

Scoring did not come easy in the early goings of the game. Rossford drew first blood, as they came out of the first inning with a 1-0 lead. The second and third innings saw both squads experience a scoring drought. Then, in the bottom of the fourth, the Rossford boys tacked on another 2 runs to their total, giving them a 3-0 edge.

The Lady Indians responded in the fifth, getting on the board with a run. The Bulldogs were determined to pull away, though, and they did so with a 3 run effort at the bottom of the inning. In the top of the sixth, Wauseon added another run to their score, putting them 4 runs behind their hosts. Rossford came back to put up 6 more runs in the bottom half of the frame, giving them a 10 run lead. Since the contest was beyond the fifth inning, the game was called.

Erin Douglass gave the Indian girls a solid performance at the plate. She went 2 for 2, earning a pair of singles. Freshman Reagan Spadafore connected with the ball on 1 of her 3 appearances at the plate, also driving in a run. Oliviah Banister went 2 for 1 as well, also giving her team an RBI.

Ally Tefft pitched 5 innings for the Lady Indians. In that span, she gave up 6 earned runs on 5 hits. She also struck out a batter. Senior Hayley Chamberlain came in to relive her in the sixth, and stayed on the mound for the remainder of the contest. She also gave up 6 runs on 5 hits. Not only that, but the veteran pitcher recorded 1 strike out as well.

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