HARCOURT - Northeast Hamilton dropped both ends of a non-conference softball doubleheader to Southeast Webster-Grand here last night.
The Eagles broke up a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning of Game 1 and went on to win, 4-1. In the nightcap they notched a walk-off 5-4 win on a bases-loaded wild pitch with one out in the seventh.
"We played well, but once again we couldn't get the timely hit," NEH head coach Dave Hilton said.
Jennifer Jeffers laced two singles, while Jenn Willems, Jaidyn Timm and Lillian Chamness all had one base knock in the opener. Jeffers scored the team's only run in the first inning on a wild pitch.
Molly Greenfield allowed 10 hits in the circle; the junior struck out one and walked one.
Leah Meyer fanned five, but she issued seven free passes in the nightcap. NEH (3-14) out hit the Eagles (11-9) 6-5.
Northeast Hamilton100 000 0-1 5 1
SE Webster-Grand100 102 x-4 10 0
Molly Greenfield and Jennifer Jeffers. Nicole Williams and Natalie Williams. WNi. Williams. LGreenfield.
Northeast Hamilton010 003 0-4 6 2
SE Webster-Grand103 000 1-5 5 1
Leah Meyer and Jennifer Jeffers. Emma Clausen and Kierra Eldridge. WClausen. L-Meyer. 2B-NEH: Jeffers.
Jeffers socked a single and double. Greenfield, Caity Hassebrock, Kaylee Massman and Kim Vanhouten all collected a single.
NEH will be at home in Williams tonight to host No. 6-ranked (Class 1A) Don Bosco at 5 p.m.