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Tough week for Wildcats | Fastpitch
Having one of those weeks it would like to forget, the Oak Harbor fastpitch team lost 10-0 at Everett Tuesday, April 24, and 13-1 to Mountlake Terrace at Hillcrest Elementary School Thursday.
The Wildcats picked up only one hit in each game. Shawna Steele singled against Everett and Riley Thompson looped a hit into right field against Terrace.
Coach Jess Weikle said Emily Hunt “pitched a great game” at Everett but the Wildcat defense broke down. Oak Harbor made six errors and allowed six unearned runs.
Weikle said her team "played pretty good ball up through the third inning."
She added, "Everett just does a really fantastic job at taking advantage of those moments where they can get an extra base, and we have a hard time recovering from making one error. Everett reacts quickly in all areas: defensively and offensively.”
Everett (10-0, 14-0), which is ranked second in the state, finished with eight hits and scored two runs in the first, two in the third and sealed the game with five in the fourth.
After Mountlake Terrace rapped a solo home run in the first inning, it mixed a little of everything to score six runs in the second. The half inning saw five hits, two errors, two stolen bases, a wild pitch and several poor choices by the Oak Harbor fielders who threw to the wrong base allowing Terrace runners to move up.
The Hawks (10-3, 10-4) added seven more runs in the third with the help of six hits. Terrace finished with 14 hits in five innings.
Steele scored Oak Harbor’s run in the fourth on two errors.
Oak Harbor (1-9, 3-11) heads to Meadowdale (6-4, 7-5) at 4 p.m. Monday, April 30.