Western Nevada College softball faced the Badgers from Snow College at Edmonds Sports Complex Friday afternoon. In the first match-up, the Wildcats played a solid defensive game, allowing Snow just two runs.
WNC put runs on the board in the third inning when a single by Ashley Hall scored Ashley Gleason, who was walked. Bats came alive in the fourth for the Wildcats. Niki DiSera doubled to score Megan Hein who was hit by a pitch, followed by a double by Tera Tibbitts and another double by Ashley Gleason to score the two runners. WNC allowed nothing more from Snow, winning, 4-2. Ashley Hall went the distance on the mound to earn the win for Western.
In the second game, Snow took an early lead, grabbing one run. WNC defense remained on point, with Hein tagging a runner out at home and Hall tagging one out at third to retire the side. WNC allowed one in the second, which Hall answered with a lead off double. Hein reached on an error to score Hall. The Wildcats faltered and allowed four runs from Snow in the fifth. In the bottom of the inning, Tibbitts walked and later scored on a single by Sarah Cudahy. Hall led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo homerun, and for the final inning, Snow got three additional runs, Final score was 3-9, Snow.
Vondrak started in the pitching position for Western. She went five innings and was relieved by Jamie Klopatek who pitched 1.5 innings and was relieved by Hall. Vondrak took the loss for the Wildcats.
Games continue Saturday, April 23, noon and 2 p.m., Edmonds Sports Complex, Field A, 1555 Livermore Lane, Carson City. The Associated Students of Western Nevada will host "Stack the Stands" for the doubleheader, where WNC students will receive free admission and a Wildcat fan pack with their student ID.
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