Wolverines fall to WCHS, Boyle

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

In a game that took nearly a week to play, Woodford County's baseball team beat Western Hills 4-2 Monday at WHHS.

The two teams started the game last Thursday, but play was halted because of heavy rain and lightning with Woodford leading 1-0 in the top of the fifth inning.

When play resumed Monday, the game was restarted with Woodford at bat in the fifth inning, leading 1-0 with two outs and two runners on. Two walks scored another run for the Yellowjackets (13-11), who led 2-0 after five innings.

Western Hills (9-12) tied the game with two runs in the sixth inning.

Kris Trautwein, Gary Thompson and Shan Dutta led off the WHHS half of the sixth with three straight singles, scoring one run. A sacrifice fly by Chris Wade brought home the tying run, and a strikeout and groundout ended the inning.

"After giving up a run and going down 2-0, we didn't score in the fifth but we came out in the sixth and managed to put two runs on the board," WHHS coach Craig Fry said. "I thought our chances were really good. We made a couple of nice plays on their baserunning mistakes (in the seventh), but we couldn't get the routine ball with two on to get us out of it."

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