WYANDOTTE - Three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning helped Wyandotte claim a 4-2 victory over Quapaw in a Lucky 7 Conference softball game here Monday.
“This was a great win for us today,” Wyandotte coach Troy Gray said. “Neither team committed an error and that hasn't happened very often for either team this season.”
Kayla Oleman's two-run triple in the fifth made the difference for Wyandotte (6-12).
Each team got a run in the second inning.
Quapaw grabbed the lead when Kelsey Reeves singled and Amber Burkybile was hit by a pitch. They moved into scoring position on a passed ball. Samantha Jiminez was safe on an error, allowing Reeves to score.
Burkybile was cut down at home.
Wyandotte's rally came with one out. Jesse Stone singled, Heather Britt was hit by a pitch and Becca Seidner singled to load the bases.
Felicia Stone hit into a fielder's choice, with Jesse Stone forced out at home. Britt wound up scoring on a passed ball.
Then in the fifth, Kristen Enyart drew a leadoff walk. She went to second on a passed ball before Jennifer McCloud walked. A single by Amanda Stovall loaded the bases.
A walk to Julie Youngblood forced in the go-ahead run, then Oleman tripled to drive in two more runs. Youngblood was cut down at home trying to score on the play.
Quapaw created the final score in the seventh. Ashlynn Heffley and Amanda Shallenberger drew back-to-back walks, then Cheyanne Bass singled.
Heffley scored when Preslynn Samuel reached on a one-out fielder's choice.
“Jesse Stone threw well until she tired in the sixth and seventh, but our defense came up with a couple awesome plays to work out of trouble,” Gray said. “I am proud of the way our kids continue to compete after a tough first half.”
Samuel, Reeves, Burkybile and Bass had singles for the Lady Wildcats.
Stovall had a double and single for Wyandotte. Other hits for the Lady Bears included the triple by Oleman and singles by Jesse Stone and Seidner.
Wyandotte hosts Welch today in conference play. Quapaw is off until Friday, when it hosts Ketchum.