The week in Wildcat softball

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Mount Si varsity softball pulled off some impressive wins this past week, defeating Bellevue twice and Skyline once.

Mount Si 16-12, Bellevue 0-2

The Mount Si Wildcats, after nine straight road games to open the season, finally had their home opener last Wednesday and the fans watched the home team wallop the Bellevue Wolverines in both games of a doubleheader: 16-0 in game one and 12-2 in game two, both contests ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. The pair of wins vaulted the Wildcats to 7-2 in conference play at the midway point of the year.

Coach Larry White was elated.

"We were hoping to get it rolling in the second half and that's the way we started. We got ready. And we're ready to go make a run at the title," White said.

Game one was an offensive show for the Wildcats as the team blew apart Bellevue starting pitcher Alyse Zimmer to the tune of 16 runs. Mount Si had two big innings, the first of which came in the second. With Mount Si up 1-0, the Wildcats brought 10 hitters to the plate and scored five runs to put Mount Si up 6-0. Vanessa Riley and Katie Morgan had key hits to help the Wildcat charge.

In the third inning the Wildcats mounted an even bigger onslaught with everyone in the lineup except one player scoring a run in the inning as the Wildcats came up to the plate 14 times. Kandis Clesson, who pitched a complete game shutout, added two hits and Amy Trenkamp added a double to help Mount Si in the inning.

Game two again was all Mount Si as the Wildcats broke open the game with six runs in the second inning against Wolverine starting pitcher Elizabeth Sherry to put the game away. Mount Si scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to seal the mercy-rule victory. Clesson and Trenkamp combined to shut Bellevue down although the Wolverines were able to break through twice in the late innings against Trenkamp. Despite that, White is pleased with his pitchers, and in general, his team.

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