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Wildcats drop two league games
Big run productions by Marysville-Pilchuck and Cascade cost the Oak Harbor High School softball team two games in WesCo North action Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
On Tuesday, the Wildcats shaved a Marysville-Pilchuck lead to 3-2 before the Tomahawks lit up the scoreboard with eight runs in the top of the fourth inning and went on to beat Oak Harbor 19-5.
The game was called after five innings of play on the 10-run rule.
Jessica Kallander had two hits in the game and drove in two runs for Oak Harbor with a third inning double.
On Wednesday, Cascade took a 3-0 lead with a run in the first inning and two more in the third before the Wildcats battled back.
Once again it was Kallander who banged out a two-run single with two out in the bottom of the third inning to cut the margin to 3-2.
However, the Burins scored four additional runs in the top of the fourth inning off starting pitcher Whitney Osborn to build a 7-2 lead and the Wildcats were unable to answer.
Cascade added two additional runs in the top of the fifth inning and seven more in the seventh inning off relief pitcher Kim Mowbray for a 16-2 victory.
Bruins pitcher Samantha Munger held Oak Harbor to just three hits in the game.
The Wildcats played a solid defensive game in the field committing only three errors, but were unable to collect a timely hit to get their offense going.
Cascade upped its season record to 6-2 in league games and 8-3 overall, and collected 12 hits in the game off Oak Harbor pitchers Osborn and Mowbray.
Oak Harbor is 1-6 in the WesCo North and 2-8 overall.
The Wildcats will try to snap a six-game losing streak hosting Sedro-Woolley in a 4 p.m. non-league game Tuesday.