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By Jake Hull
Whitman County Gazette 

Colton softball loses nail-biter game to Sunnyside Christian


COLTON — The Colton Wildcats fell into a two-game losing streak after losing a close game to Sunnyside Christian 8-7.

The Wildcats took the early lead after one inning, but quickly saw it slip away soon after.

Colton fought their way back in the sixth inning, but fell one run short of the comeback.

Sidni Whitcomb got the start once again on the day as she pitched all seven innings for the Wildcats. She allowed seven runs, but only three were earned. Whitcomb allowed nine hits, walked five batters and struck out another seven.

For Sunnyside Christian, the Knights allowed eight hits from Colton for six runs, where four were earned. Colton was walked seven times and were struck out another 10.

Kiya Soza led the offense for the Wildcats. She went 3-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Rachel Becker had two RBIs to lead the Wildcats. Kate Schultheis had two hits in the game for the Wildcats.

After Colton took the 2-1 lead after the first inning, Sunnyside Christian answered with two runs in the top of the second to take the 3-2 lead, and never looked back.

In the top of the fourth the Knights answered with three more runs to take a four run lead, then scored one more run in the top of the sixth to lead 7-2.

In the bottom of the sixth the Wildcats would answer in a huge way, scoring four runs in the inning to trail by one heading into the final inning.

In the final inning the Wildcats fell just short, and lost the game to the Knights 7-6.

This two-game losing streak is tied for their longest of the season, the other time they lost two games in a row was late-April as Liberty Christian won two games against the Wildcats.


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