Noble-Clay City Split with Red Hill
Red Hill - The Noble-Clay City Wildcats and Lady Wildcats traveled to Red Hill on Wednesday, April 30th for an MTC conference games. The Lady Wildcats came away with a win by the score of 9 - 8, while the Wildcats suffered defeat by the score of 5 - 2.
NCC Wildcats took a 1 - 0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Salukis came back to cross the plate three times in the first. The Salukis held the Wildcats scoreless from the second to fifth inning. The Salukis scored one run in the second and one run in the third innings to give them a 5 - 1 lead.
The Wildcats showed signs of life as they scored one run on two hits in the sixth inning, but were shutdown in the top of the seventh suffering a defeat by the score of 5 - 2.
The winning pitcher for the Salukis was Wirth, while taking the loss for the Wildcats was Dustin Lamb.
Noble-Clay City Hitting:
Quentin Klingler 4-for-4, three singles, double, run scored; Noah Wilkin 2-for-3, RBI; Dustin Lamb 1-for-4; Marcus Jones run scored.
The NCC Wildcats are 3 - 10 overall on the season with there next home game on Monday, May 5th as they host Fairfield. Game time first pitch is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
Noble-Clay City Lady Wildcats:
The Lady Wildcats came away with a win holding on in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure their win by the score of 9 - 8.
The Lady Wildcats led the scoring by crossing the plate six times in the top of the second inning. They scored three more runs in the top of the fifth inning giving them a total of nine runs. The Lady Salukis scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning and was making a comeback in the bottom of the fifth inning scoring four more runs, which made the score 9 - 5 Lady Wildcats. The Lady Salukis rallied back scoring three more runs in the bottom of the seventh, but that's all they would score as the game ended and the Noble-Clay City Lady Wildcats came away with a victory.
The winning pitcher for the Lady Wildcats was Dani Hawkins, throwing four and one third innings, throwing a total of 75 pitches, 48 of those being strikes, allowing six hits, five runs, walking two, striking out six, while facing 21 batters. Hannah Dulaney came in in relief pitching two and two thirds innings, allowing three runs off two hits, walking four, striking out two, throwing a total of 71 pitches, 41 of them being strikes while facing 17 batters.
Lady Wildcats Hitting:
Macy Lenear 2-for-2, double; Hannah Dulaney 2-for-4, double, two runs scored, two RBIs; Mariah Bennett 2-for-4; Dani Hawkins 1-for-2; Macy Hance 1-for-5, RBI; Macy Anderson two runs scored; Cheyla Lamb two runs scored, stolen base; Sarah Weiler run scored; Amber Drewes run scored; Darcie Hawkins RBI.
As a team the Lady Wildcats scored nine runs off 10 hits, eight singles, two doubles, four RBIs, six walks, six strike-outs, one SAC, in 32 at bats with six errors.
The Lady Wildcats are 11 - 6 overall on the season and 4 - 1 in the MTC. Their next home game is Monday, May 5th when they host Fairfield with the game time first pitch scheduled at 4:15 p.m.