Bad inning leads to loss for Wildcats | Fastpitch
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
April 2, 2012 · 8:33 AM
The Oak Harbor High School fastpitch team committed five errors in the second inning and Shorecrest turned the miscues into six runs on the way to a 10-0 win over the Wildcats at Hillcrest Elementary Friday, March 30.
For the second consecutive game, Wildcat pitcher Emily Hunt threw a good game but was the victim of mistakes and no offensive support.
Hunt finished with a six-hitter while striking out five and walking two.
Coach Jess Weikle said Hunt "pitched a great game, getting her fielders easy ground balls and easy pop flies; unfortunately, balls dropped and errors were made behind her."
The Scots scored three runs in the first and then added on the error-filled, six-run second.
Weikle said, "We simply couldn't battle back. Though the girls picked themselves up and played great defense following that inning…their efforts were not enough to do any damage to the nine-run deficit."
Samm Zimmerman led the Oak Harbor offense with two hits. Morgan Young and Kelsey Rankin also singled.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.