The Warriors’ Martina Lewis gives the ball a ride on this play. The Warriors went on to win the game 17-16 and Lewis scored two of those runs. Moore photo
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Warriors had just one game this past week as they welcomed the Kemptville Wildcats on Wednesday night for their home opener.
Warriors 17 Wildcats 16
The Williamsburg Bantam Midget Warriors welcomed the Kemptville 1 Wildcats to the J. C. Whitteker Ball Park on Wed., May 10, for their season and home opener in the Rural Ottawa Minor Softball Association. The Warriors’ defence held the Wildcats to just three batters in the top of the first inning, none of whom made it around the bases but they couldn’t take advantage as they went three up and three down.
The Wildcats broke the goose egg in the top of the second with a single run but the Warriors answered with four to take a 4-1 lead into the third inning. The Wildcats scored another single in the top of the third but the warriors fired back with three more.
The Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning but the Warriors matched that with another four runs making it 11-6. The Pioneers’ defence showed some cracks in the top of the fifth inning allowing the Wildcats four runs getting to within one run of tying the game.
The Warriors created some separation in the bottom of the fifth scoring three runs making it a 14-10 game. The Wildcats’ bats came alive in the top of the sixth inning scoring six more runs, taking a 16-14 lead heading into the Pioneers’ last at bat. The Pioneers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning taking the game 17-16.
Scoring the runs for the Warriors were Kalleigh Young with three, Brooke Lapier, Martina Lewis, Maggie Wells, Brooke Stewart, Cassandra Young and Chloe Zeigler each scored two and Annaka Gibbons and Morgan Hummel scored singles.
The Williamsburg Bantam-Midget Girls Warriors welcome Osgoode (ROMSA 1) to the J. C. Whitteker Ball Park on Wed., May 17, at 8:15 p.m.