W-MU girls lose nail-biter

RIVERSIDE — The Winfield-Mt. Union offense had a tough night on Monday night in Riverside. The Wolves battled the Huskies in a low-scoring SEISC North Division game, evenntually falling 2-1.

The two teams were scoreless through three innings, but W-MU finally broke through in the top of the fourth inning. It was the only upper classman in the lineup, Liana Sweezer, who came through for the Wolves. She knocked in Keetyn Townsley with a single in the top of the fourth.

Highland was able to tie the game with a run in the fifth and take a 2-1 lead with a run in the sixth. The Wolves collected just three hits all night.

Kyndal Townsley was 1-2 on the night. Sweezer finished the game 1-3 with an RBI. Carlee Sloan went 1-3 from the leadoff position and Keetyn finished 0-3 with a run and a stolen base. Kayreanna Sharar also had a stolen base in the win.

Madie Anderson threw six innings, giving up just two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks. She struck out nine batters in the loss.

W-MU is now 12-7 on the season. They’ll be back in Winfield tonight (Tuesday) when they host Iowa Mennonite in a SEISC North Division game.