It was a back-and-forth game between the St. Francis Wolves and the Bronson Eagles late Monday night. Both of these teams were looking for their first win of the season. It was a hard fought battle as the Wolves kept it tight until the end.
The score was close all throughout the game as the Eagles led heading into the bottom of the fifth, 10-9. The Eagles scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to give them their first win of the season in a mercy rule 19-9 ending.
The Wolves had a rough night pitching with ten walks between two different pitchers. Mariana Alvarez started the game for the Wolves and pitched until the bottom of the second inning when Kaylee Lamberson took over. Lamberson took the Wolves to the bottom of the fifth inning and then Alvarez came back in.
Bhatia dual-sport athlete
Lexi Bhatia, star player on the basketball team, played second base Monday night. She is on the varsity softball team. Bhatia had five outs in the game along with two hits. One of those hits was an RBI double in the fourth inning, getting the wolves back within striking distance down 10-8. Bhatia also plays pitcher and center field.
Needed something more
The Wolves couldn’t get anything going when they needed to. During the second and third inning, they only had five batters up with no hits. The score was 8-4 Eagles at the end of the second and third innings.
The Wolves intentionally walked two players to give a force out at any base late in the fifth with two outs. This move did not pan out as No. 11 hit the final run in to seal the win.
A 9 run inning for the Eagles calls for a mercy rule ending
Eagles get the first win of their season
— Jennifer Blardonis (@jenblardonis) February 28, 2023
St. Francis will be taking on Hawthorne Thursday night looking to bounce back and get their first win of the season.