Softball: Wildcats Down Fires In Rain Shortened Game

The Central Clarion Wildcats downed the visiting Forest Area Fires 9-1, in a Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference softball game at the Clarion-Limestone Sports Complex, on Thursday (May 9th), in a game that was halted in the fifth inning. There was a rain delay in the bottom of the fifth. After the rain stopped, the umpires deemed the field was unplayable.

Jenna Dunn pitched the full five innings, allowing just the one run, while striking out seven batters, giving up just three hits and issuing one walk.

The Wildcats scored two runs in the bottom of the first, three more in the second and another in the third, for a 6-0 lead. Forest Area made it 6-1, as they scored their run in the top of the fourth. Central Clarion added three more in the bottom of the inning, which set the 9-1 final, as there was no scoring in the fifth.

Kaylee Smith had 2 hits, including a double for the Wildcats, scoring 3 runs and driving in a run. Alicyn Burford doubled and scored twice. Alyssa Wiant singled, scored a pair of runs and had an RBI.

Dunn had a pair of singles and two RBIs. Sam Smith singled, scored a run and drove in a run. Jesalyn Girt drove in run and Emileigh Mahle scored once.

Wildcats’ head coach Joe Lopez was pleased with his team’s effort. “Jenna was dominate in the circle, mixing her fastball in and out really well.  Our defense had her back and made all the routine plays.  Kaylee Smith played a great shortstop, making 6-7 plays through the 4 1/2 innings.”

(Way to go, Wildcats!!!!)