(Thursday, May 7th 2015): WAUSEON—The Indians played host to the visiting Wayne Trace Raiders on a blistering Thursday afternoon at Wauseon’s home turf. The lady Indians played admirable defense throughout the non-league game while trying to overcome a formidable opposing pitcher that would ultimately blow past Wauseon’s offensive lineup.
Freshman Ally Tefft started on the mound for the Indians and would continue to hammer her way through Wayne Trace’s offense throughout all 7 innings. The game began abruptly as Wauseon quickly gave up three runs in the top of the 1st inning to Wayne Trace: the Raiders’ Bergman hit a 3-run homer off Tefft to take the lead.
It wouldn’t be until the bottom of the 2nd inning when the Indians would retaliate offensively. Tefft would be driven in off of a double by Senior Ashley Smith, followed by a single by Freshman Reagan Spadafore to get an RBI off of Smith.
The Indians were determined to overcome their opponent with 5 innings left in play; however, the Raiders’ untouchable pitching continued to be a struggle throughout the night. Accumulating 16 total strikeouts, the Indians unfortunately blundered in their attempt to rally against the Raiders. Wauseon held their opponent defensively as well, allowing only 4 hits in the 3-2 loss at home.
Wauseon would leave a total of 10 batters on base: Juniors Oliviah Banister and Brianna Coblentz hit two and one singles respectively as Tefft amassed the only walk of the evening. The loss put the lady Indians at a 3-game losing streak heading into Friday’s NWOAL match against Liberty Center.
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