WWCS close to upset
By Jarann Johnson
The Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton Cardinals were right at the cusp of pulling an upset but the team’s youth showed and they faltered late, losing an elimination game to the Shiloh Sky Hawks in the 7-1.
After the first four innings the Cardinals were right were they wanted to be. The Cardinals only trailed Shiloh by two runs, 2-0, and if they could keep it close the pressure might be enough to cause Shiloh to commit some mental errors.
It looked like the Cardinals were starting to reap the benefits of keeping the game closer than Shiloh would have liked. Trevor Schreiner, freshman, reached base on a bobbled ball but that was the only mistake that Shiloh’s experienced team made in the inning.
In the bottom frame it looked like Shiloh was still struggling a bit with the reality of the score. Senior AJ Dale tried to steal third base on Kolby Yantzer, a left-handed pitcher, but Yantzer was ready and threw it to third base.
Schreiner didn’t come up with the catch and things turned sour after that. The Sky Hawks added four more runs, making the score 7-0, the last run came in on a Zac Martin single.
At the end of five it looked like the pressure was finally off of Shiloh. The Sky Hawks had a nice lead and seemed settled down.
At the end of six the score was 7-0. The Cardinals made a small dent in the score by scoring one run.
The Cardinals lone run of the game came on a wild pitch but it was far from enough to mount a comeback. The finals score was 7-1.