Lady Wildcats pummel Wabash

WABASH — Whitko’s softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady ’Cat starter recorded at least one run.Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.Olinske led the team in runs with four. She had three hits in five at-bats. Olinske pitched the first three frames, tallying eight strike-outs in 10 at-bats and only giving up one hit.Aly Nicodemus took a turn at the mound in the last two innings, getting two strike-outs in seven at-bats, and didn’t give up any hits. Nicodemus also collected two runs. She was 1-for-2 from the plate and was walked twice.Day had three runs, going 4-for-5 at bat. She also had an assist and two stolen bases. Hannah Himes had two runs in 2-for-3 batting. Emily Weigold also had two runs. She was 2-for-4 from the plate, including a triple.Amanda Shepherd led the team in assists with two. She also added a run. Lynsi Hicks went 2-for-4 at bat, adding a run and a stolen base. Cassie Jones also had a run and a stolen base. Third baseman Chloe Nestel chipped in a run on her 1-for-3 batting.The Lady Wildcats are preparing for sectionals Tuesday. Whitko faces Heritage at Norwell with a 5:30 p.m. start.