The Lady Cougars were unable to complete the comeback during Monday night’s 7-5 loss to Bath.
Despite bring down 5-0 in the fifth inning, Van Wert rallied back with five runs in their final three trips to the plate. Bath ultimately halted the rally by inducing a game-ending groundout with two runners on.
Emma Kennedy collected a game-high three hits for Van Wert and both Kennedy and Abbi Marbaugh drove in a run.
Emilee Phillips pitched a complete game in the loss. She allowed five earned runs on 10 hits to Bath.
The Lady Cougars (5-10, 5-3 WBL) have another conference game on Tuesday night in Kenton.
Box score (r-h-e)
Van Wert 0000212 5-7-5
Bath 003202X 7-10-4
Van Wert 5 (ab-r-h-rbi)
Carlee Young 4-1-1-0, Sydnee Savage 4-1-0-0, Emilee Phillips 3-0-0-0, Emma Kennedy 4-1-3-1, Alexa Gearhart 2-0-0-0, Brenna Bollenbacher 4-0-1-0, Lauren McHugh 3-1-1-0, Abbi Marbaugh 2-1-1-1, Hope Blythe 2-0-0-0, Totals 28-5-7-2.
Bath 7 (ab-r-h-rbi)
Rachel Clark 2-2-1-0, Elena Oliver 4-1-2-2, Claire Armentrout 4-2-2-3, Dylan Grigsby 4-0-2-2, Anne Oliver 3-0-0-0, Tea Siebert 1-0-0-0, Shelby Marsteller 3-0-2-0, Claire Foust 3-1-1-0, Ava Gibson 3-0-0-0, Olivia Foster 3-1-0-0, Totals 30-7-10-7.
Dylan Grigsby (W) 7-7-5-0-3
Emilee Phillips (L) 6-10-7-5-0
Original Article Courtesy to Times Bulletin