It didn’t take Wilson Central long in their softball game against Lebanon to grab a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd but the Lady Wildcats continued their hitting spree into the 5th as well scoring another 4 and 1 in the 6th to defeat the Lady Blue Devils 8-3. During the 3 run 2nd inning, it was Emily Rowe who got things started reaching 1st base on a Lebanon error. This was followed by Senior Fab 5 member Shelby Moore who took her second pitch to center field advancing Rowe to 2nd. After fellow Fab 5 member Gracye Guethlein reached on a base hit to right field to load the bases, Junior first baseman Makayla Marshall slams a line drive towards first base that was caught for the first out of the inning and leaving the bases loaded for yet another member of the Fab 5, Alaina Morris. The Lady Wildcat left fielder promptly sends the first pitch to center field for a 2 rbi single scoring Rowe and Moore. 2-0 Wilson Central. Rylee Younggren, courtesy runner for Guethlein, crossed the plate as lead off hitter Sydnee Richetto flied out to Center Field for the third run of the game.
Lebanon answered with their first run of the game in the top of the 3rd inning. With 2 outs, Lester reached on a Lady Wildcat error. After stealing 2nd base Lester scored on the next hit by teammate Bennett as again the Lady Wildcats committed their 2nd error in the inning. Wilson Central 3 Lebanon 1. It was not until the 5th inning that either team mounted any scoring opportunities as Lebanon scored their second run of the game as Lester scored again making the game a 3-2 lead for Wilson Central. The Lady Wildcats continued to hit in the bottom of the 5th as lead off hitter Kaylee Richetto singled to center field followed by Freshmen third baseman Taelor Chang doubling to right scoring Richetto from first base. With 2 outs, Guethlein hits yet another line drive to right field scoring Chang for the Lady Wildcats 5th run of the game. Still with 2 outs on the board, Marshall collects a line drive base hit to left advancing Younggren to 2nd base. With runners on 1st and 2nd Morris singles to load the bases. Sydnee Richetto again takes to the batters box with the bases loaded and two outs and again sends a base hit to right field scoring 2 more runs making the score 7-2.
Wilson Central scored their 8th run of the contest in the bottom of the 6th as Kaylee Richetto reached first base on a walk. The combination of Chang, Rowe and Moore advanced Richetto around the diamond to eventually score for their final run of the game. In the top of the 7th Lebanon managed to score their third and final run of the game to make the final score and the win for Wilson Central 8-3.
Tonight the District 9AAA tournament continues as Wilson Central will play in the winners bracket final against #1 seed and Regular Season Champion Mt. Juliet. The game slated to begin at 7:00pm at Lebanon High School.
Go Lady Wildcats!!!!!!!