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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Softball: Wellington wins by one, loses by one at Rose Hill

  • The Lady-Crusaders are 8-4.
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  • Wellington won half of the softball double-header in Rose Hill on Wednesday, a match-up that was supposed to be the season opener.
    In game one, the Lady-Crusaders won by a single run, the contest was book-ended by a bunch of scoring.
    The teams were tied at one after one, Rose Hill took a one-run lead in the bottom of the second. After a couple of scoreless innings, the bats went back to work.
    Wellington took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth, Rose Hill tied it up in the bottom of the same inning. Each scored a run in the sixth, leading to a pivotal seventh. The Lady-Crusaders knocked one run in, and Rose Hill was unable to continue the back-and-forth finish.
    McKenna Oathout, freshmen, went 3/5 at the plate, scored one run had an RBI. Carlie McComb, junior, was 2/3, each hit was a double, and she scored one run. Shanlyn Hefley, senior, picked up her fifth win of the season (5-2) in game one at Rose Hill. She would pick up her third loss in game two on Wednesday.
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
    WHS 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 9 0
    RHHS 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 10 0
    In game two, Wellington would lose by a single run.
    Rose Hill had a one run lead after the bottom of the second. Wellington would slam three runners home in the next inning, but the Lady-Rockets would answer, scoring four runs of their own in the bottom of the third. They would add another three in the bottom of the fourth.
    It was 8-3 headed into the top of the fifth. Each team would score two in that inning, afterwards Wellington mounted a comeback.
    The Lady-Crusaders put in a valiant four-run effort in the top of the sixth, hoping to get some more runs in the final inning as Rose Hill failed to add to their lead, up by a point. Wellington didn't get those runs they needed in the bottom of the seventh and lost 10-9. The Lady-Crusaders are 8-4 on the season.
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
    WHS 0 0 3 0 2 4 0 9 11 3
    RHHS 0 1 4 3 2 0 x 10 15 3

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