On March 15, the Ladywaves were able to get back on their home field at Meade Olin Park to play the Holy Cross Cougars. The Cougars came out swinging in the first inning and were able to get base runners on, and scored three runs before the Ladywaves could get out of the inning. Not only were the Cougar bats warmed up, Cougar Pitcher, #2 Gailor, was warmed up and pitching well also, Gailor was able to keep the Ladywaves hits confined to the infield for most of the game not allowing the Ladywaves to get base runners on. In the second, after getting the first two outs, #7 Abby Whelan seemed to be having trouble finding the strike zone as she walked the next two batters, “My feet seemed to be getting stuck in the dirt or mud and I wasn’t finishing well, I don’t want to use that as an excuse since I was having difficulty in our last game against Montgomery Co. but I’ll be ready for the next game”. Whelan said of her pitching. After back to back walks and being down by three runs, Coach Harreld decided he’d go to his other pitcher #2 Neeli Rhoads. Rhoads was able to get the third out, stranding the two base runners. “Abby was just having an off night, she’s usually so good, and Maddy (Tabor) was calling some great pitches from behind the plate working the outside corners” Rhoads said of her relief. “I thought Neeli did an outstanding job of coming in with us being down three, and shutting them down” Coach Harreld said of Rhoads relief pitching. The game became a pitcher’s duel until the cougars were able to manage a few hits off of #2 Rhoads to the outfield scoring one more run making it four-zero Cougars.
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