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Monday, May 20, 2013 12:05 AM


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HAVILAND – Jefferson’s softball crew struggled in the field and at the plate on Saturday in softball action as the Wildcats were swept at Wayne Trace by scores of 7-0 and 6-0.

The red and black committed 10 errors that led to 11 unearned runs on the day and just could not generate offense to overcome the mistakes, managing only six hits offensively as the Raiders completed the season with a record of 12-8.


Wayne Trace pitcher Kaleigh Young closed out her senior season and the Raider squad’s season with a 1-hitter in game two. The senior hurler struck out 11 and walked only one in the contest, with the lone Wildcat hit coming off of the bat of Jessica Pimpas to lead off the seventh.


In the opener, sophomore pitcher Addison Baumle limited the Wildcats to five hits and two walks while fanning eight.

Wayne Trace opened the second game’s scoring with two runs in the first, picking up a pair of unearned runs. Brenda Feasby reached to start the game on a Wildcat error. After Jefferson pitcher Taylor Branham struck out Baumle, Young followed with a RBI double to plate Feasby and make it 1-0. Libby Stabler followed by strikeout but safely reached first on a passed ball before a run-scoring single from Leah Sinn scored Young and set the margin at 2-0.

The Lady Raiders added two more in the second. Two more Jefferson errors allowed Brooke Wilcox and Feasby to reach to start the second and both scored to widen the advantage to 4-0.

In the third, Sinn hit a 1-out triple before Carley Wright walked. Both eventually scored on wild pitches as the red, white and blue set the lead at 6-0.

From that point on, the Wildcats settled defensively. Wayne Trace did get two runners on in the fourth but couldn’t score.

Branham set the Raiders down in order in both the fifth and sixth.

Meanwhile, Young was controlling the Wildcat bats as well.

After hitting Sarah Thitoff to open the game, Young retired the next 13 hitters in a row. Delphos’ first base-runner to touch second was Bailey Gorman, who reached due to a Raider throwing error in the fifth. Young then struck out Brandy White and Halee Heising to end the threat.

Thitoff walked with one out in the sixth before Young got Sophie Wilson and Kiersten Teman to ground out to first.

The Raider senior hurler then finished off the Wildcats in the seventh. After Pimpas’ leadoff single, Young struck out Kimber Kill and Gorman before White lined out to end the game.

Sinn led the Raider offense with two singles and a triple while Young and Courtney Haney each recorded a double.

The Raiders struck in the first inning in the opener as well. Baumle tripled and came around to score on a Wildcat throwing error to make it 1-0.

Wayne Trace plated three more in the third. Sinn had a 2-run single and later scored as the red, white and blue took a 4-0 advantage.

Baumle added a RBI single to score Sydney Critten in the fourth before the Raiders picked up two more runs in the sixth to seal the 7-0 victory.

The Wildcats had their best scoring opportunity in the second, getting singles by Jasmine McDougall and Kamie Pulford to open the inning. However, Baumle followed with consecutive strikeouts of Branham, Caitlin Landwehr and Alexis Cook to escape with no damage.

Jefferson also put two runners on in the sixth, getting a single by Hannah Sensibaugh and a walk to McDougall with one out. However, Pulford grounded to Young at third base and Baumle fanned Branham to end the inning.

Branham was impressive for the Wildcats as well. The senior threw all 12 innings on the day, giving up a total of 14 hits but only two earned runs. She also struck out 10 and walked only four.

Sensibaugh, McDougall, Pulford, Cook and senior Fallon Van Dyke all had singles for the Lady Wildcats, who finished the spring 0-20.

Game 1

Score by Innings: R H E

Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 5 5

Wayne Trace 1 0 3 1 0 2 x = 7 9 0

WP: Addison Baumle (7 IPs, 5 hits, 0 runs, 8 strikeouts, 2 walks); LP: Taylor Branham (6 IPs, 9 H, 7 R, 0 ER, 4 Ks, 2 BBs). 2B: Carley Wright (W), Brooke Wilcox (W). 3B: Brooke Wilcox (W), Addison Baumle (W).

Game 2

Score by Innings:

Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 5

Wayne Trace 2 2 2 0 0 0 x = 6 5 1

WP: Kaleigh Young (7 IPs, 1 H, 0 R, 11 Ks, 1 BB); LP: Taylor Branham (6 IPs, 5 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 6 Ks, 2 BBs). 2B: Kaleigh Young (W), Courtney Haney (W). 3B: Leah Sinn (W).

Last Updated on Monday, May 20, 2013 12:07 AM

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