WWS Softball Defeats Wheaton North


Tomas Moran, Staff Writer

The Wheaton Warrenville South Varsity softball team won the crosstown classic on April 25, defeating Wheaton North 7-2 at home. The Tigers now have a 9-6 overall record (2-2 in conference games). On the other hand, the Falcons currently sit at 3-6 overall (0-5 in conference games). They have now lost five games in a row.

The Falcons started the game with a run in the first inning from Lauren Vaughn, however, the Tigers responded quickly, scoring two runs in the same inning. The next two innings went by with no runs. Right fielder, Annie Sullivan, ended the scoring drought for the Falcons in the fourth inning, evening the score 2-2.

Once again, the Tigers responded. This time, they scored four runs. Outfielder Marissa Lutes started the Tigers’ scoring streak, followed by Grace Richmond, Rian Klabunde, and Parker Leonard. These four runs marked a shift in momentum as the Tigers took a four-run lead.

The Tigers didn’t give up another run in the game. They did an excellent job defensively, especially the outfielders, who caught many fly balls that would have otherwise caused trouble for WWS.

Head Coach Jeff Pawlak said: “I thought Maddie (Pool), on the mound, did a really good job. I thought (Emma) Shus(ler) made a couple of really big plays at second base to get going, I thought Katie Jensen made a really nice play on a bunt. I thought our outfield did a nice job. We picked each other up and it was good.”

A fifth-inning run from Marissa Lutes extended the Tigers’ lead to five runs. The final two innings went by with no runs, as the Tigers closed out the game.

This was an impressive victory for the Tigers, they have now won five of their last six games. Head Coach Pawlak said: “This is a good win. This is a conference game and they know this is a rivalry and they know all these girls. They came out focused, ready to play.”