Wilsonville Softball beats Jesuit in the rain

Under the clouds, cold, and rain, the Cats won 5-2


Maddie Holly celebrates a Wildcat homerun with the bedazzled homerun chain. With contributions from every player, the Cats were able to take home the win.

On Tuesday, Wilsonville faced off against Jesuit on their home turf. The Cats were facing some adversity going into the game, they were without junior catcher Maddie Holly and freshman second baseman Sophia Vega. Without their fielding and slugging talents, Wilsonville was looking at more of an uphill battle than they expected. 

Right off the bat, Jesuit put 2 runs on the board as a result of errors by the wildcats. The Wildcats trailed Jesuit for a few innings, eventually tying the game up. Late in the 5th, the Wildcats scored 3 more runs to give themselves a 5-2 advantage. Jesuit kept fighting, but great plays by the Wildcat fielders, particularly Mary Matthews who made multiple clutch catches in the outfield. 

Things looked grim for the Wildcats, Jesuit had the bases loaded and Wilsonville had no outs. Up to the plate was one of Jesuit’s strongest batters. This was Jesuit’s chance to leap back into the game, but the Wildcat defense came through with an insane double play. The wildcats walked off the field triumphant after the next batter flew out, sealing the deal.

Luke Chang, a senior at Lincoln High School who graciously assisted our own Teddy Skyler with announcing the game for WBN, said the game was “exciting, entertaining, and enthralling.” We thank Luke Chang for helping out both Wildcat softball and WBN with his presence and his top-notch use of alliteration!

Anna Jardin’s pitching once again proved to be instrumental in the Wildcat’s success. “I’m proud of that win, we overcame a challenge to beat a good 6A team,” she said when asked about the game. The season rolls on for Wildcat softball, who hope to make a deep run at state this year. “I hope that we can finish what they started last year,” Anna Jardin said, “winning state would be the perfect way to end my senior year.”