Plano West Defeats Flower Mound Marcus
3/20/2022 1:18 pm
Entering the game as the underdog, the Wolves delivered a blow to undefeated Flower Mound Marcus, winning in a nail-biter of a game 3 to 2. Plano West jumped out early, scoring all three of their runs in the first inning. With Junior Adayah Wallace on second, Senior Catie Kim laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt that drove the speedy Wallace all the way into home. Runs two and three came from a long ball over the left field fence by Freshman Kaaya Mehta, bring in Junior Brooke Hilton who had doubled.
The only other hits for the Wolves came from Senior Izzy Artnak and Freshman Elyse Mikes, but the three runs were enough to put the Wolves in the win column. Sophomore Carra Cleaves was strong in the circle, taking the win and pitching all seven innings. She gave up two runs on eight hits, striking out eight Marcus batters.
Marcus threatened a come-back in the seventh. With 2 outs and a runner on third, Cleaves struck out the last Marcus batter to win the game. The Wolves are 2 and 2 in district play.
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