Wilde Lake scratches to victory

Offense does just enough to beat Centennial, 4-3

April 13, 1999|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

No. 8 Wilde Lake, which didn't have a hit through four innings and trailed 3-0, rallied with two runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh for a 4-3 victory yesterday at Centennial.

Wildecats coach Sal Milio said "any win is a good win," but he wasn't overjoyed.

"We have to start playing better softball," said Milio. "Pitching and defense are holding us up, because our offense is not doing it. If I see another pop-up I think I'll pass out."

Wilde Lake (6-0) scored on a walk and a single by Megan Lucks in the fifth, but left the bases loaded. In the sixth, the Wildecats left runners on second and third.

In the Wilde Lake seventh, Lucks drew a one-out walk from Becca Decesare. Lucks moved to second on a wild pitch, then scored when pitcher Jen Babish doubled to center. Lindsey Smardon dropped in a single just in front of the center fielder, and Babish scored the go-ahead run.

"I was looking for the right pitch, and I found it, but I got jammed," said Smardon. "It wasn't as good a hit as I wanted, but it worked."

Centennial (2-4) scored three in the first inning. Jenn Roberts led off with a triple and Laura Angle was hit by a pitch. Kim Paulus reached on a bunt that scored Roberts. Decesare's RBI-out scored Angle, and Emily Walton singled home Paulus with the third run.

Pub Date: 4/13/99

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