Wildcats Defeat Pirates Behind McCool’s No-Hitter

first_imgGreat pitching and defense, along with some timely hitting allowed the Wildcats to defeat the Greensburg Pirates by a final score of 2-0. Kamryn McCool had all of her pitches working this evening, keeping the Pirate hitters at bay. The only player that reached base in the game was M. Wilkison, when she drew a walk in the fourth inning. With the win, the Wildcats record improved to 8-3 on the year and 3-2 in EIAC play. Greensburg’s record fell to 8-2 and 3-2 in EIAC play.This game was a pitcher’s duel for much of the game with McCool and Scripture trading zeroes on the scoreboard for most of the game. After missing a few opportunities to score early in the game, the Wildcats were able to final put up two runs in the seventh inning to take the lead.Hannah Hornsby lead off the top of the seventh inning with a line drive single to left field. Then a sacrifice bunt by Camryn Brewer allowed Hornsby to move to second base. That set up Kloe Bolos for a big opportunity at the plate, which she would not disappoint. Bolos then smacked the first pitch she saw into center field for a single. Hornsby came sprinting into home from second base and was able to slide in just around the tag of the Pirate catcher to score the first run of the game. Bolos was able to advance to second on the throw home. It was then Kendall McCool’s turn to add on some insurance to the lead. After Bolos advanced to third on a wild pitch, McCool hit a 3-2 pitch into center field for a single of her own to extend the lead to 2-0. This would prove to be plenty of run support with McCool in the circle for the Wildcats.McCool earned the win for Franklin County allowing no hits and no runs over seven innings, striking out twelve and walking one. The no-hitter was the fifth of McCool’s career and the first in 2018.A Scripture took the loss for Greensburg. She surrendered two runs on six hits over six and a third innings, striking out two and walking one.Hannah Hornsby, Tessa Harper, Kloe Bolos, Maggie Wendel, Kamryn McCool, and Kendall McCool each collected one hit to lead the Wildcats.Franklin County will be back in EIAC action tomorrow as the Wildcats will travel to Rushville to take on the Lions. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img

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