Lady Warriors drop close game to Athens

Lady Warriors drop close game to Athens

By: Chris Manning | NTL Sports | March 27, 2021 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning

CANTON — Despite pounding out 11 hits Canton lost 10-8 to Athens in NTL softball action Friday.

Jilaney Hartford went 2-for-2 with a run scored for the Warriors as Jillian Shay and Katie Shay both went 2-for-3. Jillian scored a run as Katie had an RBI.

Keri Wesneski was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Molly Ward had a double with a run scored and 3-RBI.

Emmi Ward and Sara Saar also had hits as Ward scored twice and Saar had an RBI and crossed home. Allyson Butcher also had an RBI.

Jillian Shay started and earned the loss, going five innings to strikeout three with 10 hits and one walk. Wesneski went the final two innings, striking out one with four hits and no walks.

Athens led 3-2 after the first inning and never trailed. Both teams scored two runs in the third, while the Wildcats added three runs in the fourth, and one in the fifth.

Canton cut it to 9-8 in the sixth with a 4-run inning, with Athens getting a final run in the seventh for the 10-8 final.

Canton will host Wellsboro next Thursday.