Pilot Grove baseball team leads Yellowjackets from start to finish for a 5-1 win
Pilot Grove sophomore Melanie Wolfe has been unbeatable in the circle this season for the Lady Tigers.
So Thursday night while pitching at home against Glasgow in CAC action, Wolfe delivered once again with a one-hit shutout to lead the Lady Tigers past Glasgow by a score of 16-0 in three innings.
Although it was just three innings, Wolfe still had six strikeouts while giving up just two walks to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Pilot Grove coach Neal Bailey said the Lady Tigers took an early lead and were able to control the entire game. “The girls continue to take good at bats and make good reads on the ball,” Bailey said. “Mel pitched well, and our defense played solid.”
The Lady Tigers also scratched out 11 hits in the game against Glasgow and led 4-0 after one and 16-0 after two.
As for the hitting in the game for Pilot Grove, who improved to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the CAC, Reagan Walker went 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI. Celine Dodson was 2-for-3 with a single, triple and two RBIs while Emily Schupp added a single, double and one RBI, Samarah Bailey with two singles and two RBIs, Melanie Wolfe with one single and one RBI, Reagan McFatrich with one single and three RBIs, Natalie Rentel with one single and Marissa Day with one RBI.
Draffen had the only hit in the game for Glasgow, being a single. Fuemmeler took the loss in the circle for the Lady Yellowjackets.
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Steven Bell went 3-for-3 with three singles, and freshman pitcher Cole Meisenheimer struck out 14 batters in seven innings Thursday night in a 5-1 win over Glasgow in CAC action in Pilot Grove.
The Tigers, 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the CAC, led Glasgow 2-0 after five before giving up a run in the top-half of the sixth. However, in the bottom-half of the inning, Pilot Grove answered with three runs to garner the victory.
Pilot Grove coach Dillon Yung said this was a big home conference win for the Tigers.
“We got a great pitching performance from Cole Meisenheimer under tough circumstances with the hour lightning delay that we had,” Yung said. “I’m really pleased with a home conference win and the toughness that we showed.”
While picking up the complete-game victory, Meisenheimer also gave up just one run on two hits and four walks. Shay Himmelberg took the loss for Glasgow.
Jared Schupp had the only extra base hit in the ballgame for Pilot Grove with a double and one RBI. Meisenheimer, Donnovan Gerke, Laben Twenter and Parker Schuster each had one single and one RBI while Brady Rentel and Anderson Twenter added one single each.
For Glasgow, Gage McMillan doubled while Himmelberg had one single and one RBI.