Bellows Falls began the game with the upper hand, tallying six runs within the first four innings, but the Wildcats cut the lead to two, tallying four runs as the game headed into the fifth. Christina Moore led the Wildcats with two RBIs, while Savannah Nesbitt went 2-3 from the batter’s box. Colton Butler pitched through the first four innings, striking out two and limiting the damage from the Terrier bats, but behind her, the Wildcats’ defense played poorly.
“Our defense was very poor and needs to improve quickly,” said manager Aaron Wood. “We made a lot of costly errors in the infield, and we gave too many free passes again to the opposing team.”
The Terriers added on three runs in the bottom of the fifth off relief pitcher Jordan Niles, increasing the deficit to five. The Wildcat offense continued to fight, cutting the lead to 9-6 in the sixth, only for their defense to give up five more in the bottom of the frame. The Wildcats added three more in the top of the seventh, but the rally stopped there.
The Wildcats host Mount St. Joseph in their first home game Friday, at 4:30 pm at TVMS in Whitingham.