LADY RAIDERS WIN NON CONFERENCE BATTLE AT WOODLAN HS

It’s the sixth inning and the Raiders have a slight edge over the Warriors! Shown here Wayne Trace senior Keagann Parrish sliding into second base, trying, unsuccessfully to avoid Woodlan shortstop and junior Evelyn Spieth, who gets the out. More pictures at westbendnews.net

By: Joe Shouse, Sportswriter

WOODBURN – The Wayne Trace Lady raiders stepped out of conference play as well as stepping outside of Ohio last Monday to play the Woodlan Warriors in Woodburn, Indiana. The trip across the state line proved successful for the red-white-and-blue who outlasted the Lady Warriors 6-3, With the win Wayne Trace improves their overall mark at 10-4.

The Lady Raiders were scoreless through three innings of play and found themselves trailing 1-0. However, the Raider bats came alive and exploded for three runs in the top of the fourth to take their first lead at 3-1. Woodlan would answer with two runs  in the bottom of the fourth to knot the score at three runs a piece.

While the Raiders were out-hit by the count of 10-3, Coach Amber Showalter’s ball club got clutch pitching down the stretch from reliever Libby Wenzlick. The junior pitched the final two innings allowing one hit, no runs, while fanning three and walking none.

The three Raider hits came from just two players with Emily Dyson smacking two singles and team mate Claire Sinn adding a single. For the Warriors, all ten hits were singles with Alyson Wiesehan leading the way with three followed by Hollie Mason and Olivia Wilson with two each. Hanna Albertson, Claire Yagodinski and Taya Kitzmiller each producing a single.

For Woodlan, starting pitcher Alyson Wiesehan delivered the first four innings of work allowing just one hit and striking out four. In relief Olivia Wilson lasted two innings, giving up five runs with three being earned. Libby Fisher finished the night for Woodlan, pitching two innings and allowing one earned run, striking out one and giving up two walks.

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