The Wild Come from Behind for Series Sweep
The Canadian Wild continue hot start with another win against the Eagles
Daytona Beach, FL (June 1, 2019) – A trio of two-out hits in the fourth inning lead the Canadian Wild to a 4-2 come from behind victory over the Beijing Shougang on Saturday night to complete the sweep of their six-game opening series at Jackie Robinson Field.
The hits came off the bats of Victoria Hayward, Larissa Franklin, and Erika Polidori and put the Wild up 4-2 for their first lead of the night, which they wouldn't surrender.
The Eagles took their first lead of the series in the first, scoring on throwing error that would have ended the inning. Wild responded with a run of their own in the second. With Kelsey Jenkins on first after a lead-off double, Jennifer Gilbert doubled to left to score her from first. Chen Jia led off the third with a homerun to left to quickly put the Eagles ahead again.
It was a combined pitching effort for the Wild tonight. Morgan Rackel started, going three innings allowing one hit, two runs (one earned), and striking out four including striking out the side in the second. Sierra Bertrand came in to start the fourth. She faced five batters and allowed three hits, but no runs.
Sara Groenewegen replaced Bertrand with two out in the fourth, and got a lineout to end the inning. Groenewegen closed out the game for the Wild, going 3.1 innings, with one walk, no hits allowed, striking out six and was named Park Planet Player of the Game on the night.
The Wild head back home to Illinois to get ready to host the USSSA Pride at Rent One Park for a three-game set starting on Thursday June 6 at 7 p.m. CT.