Post Season Softball

Lisa Golden filed the following report for the Softball team.

The 2016 Wyoming Cowboy Softball team continued their impressive season last night winning their first postseason game in 7 years.  Peaking at the right time, the Cowboys played their best game yet.  With a bit of fortune, the game was originally to be played at Blanchester, but was moved to Wyoming’s playable field.
In the top of the first, Senior Ally Golden walked after working a 3-2 count.  Reily Boss then singled to center, and Reagan Raymer followed with another walk to load the bases.  The Blanchester pitcher then settled down to strike out two before giving up a walk to Senior Madeline Juergens to score Ally.  That was all the Cowboys got offensively for a while.  The Blanchester girls managed a double and single in the bottom of the first to tie the score at 1-1 after one inning.
A great pitcher’s duel ensued, coupled with very sound defense on both sides resulting in the 1-1 game entering the seventh inning.  Madeline faced 16 batters in the last 3 innings (Blanchester got 2 hits in each of those innings), but stayed in control and worked her way out of several jams.
At the plate, Madeline lead off with a walk, went to second on the Blanchester pitcher’s only wild pitch, advanced to third on a ground-out by Shelby Fritz, and scored on Michaela Fetter’s single for a 2-1 lead going to the bottom of the seventh.  Blanchester then hit a single, double, and an out later had Blanchester’s leading hitter coming to the plate with runners on second and third (the tying and winning runs).  A bold move to walk the next batter left Madeline with little room for error.  As she did all game, Madeline pitched out of a jam with back to back grounders to Reagan Raymer for the force at home and then to first to end the game.  Cowboys WIN!!!
Despite a valiant effort, the team fell to Goshen in the second round.
Thanks to Lisa Golden for this and all the other reports this season.
See more Blanchester game pictures HERE
See more Goshen game pictures HERE

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