WOODVILLE – Cortney Hefflinger broke up a no-hitter with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday, but Woodmore fell to visiting Fostoria 18-0 in the Northern Buckeye Conference.
“You want somebody to come up and do something,” Wildcats coach Tasha Floro said. “We needed something to carry into the next game.”
Fostoria’s Erica Moore retired the nine batters she faced, including the final seven by strikeout.
“She got ahead in the count,” Floro said. “We didn’t jump on that first good pitch and then she’d bring some junk. She pitched well.”
Fostoria sent at least 10 batters to the plate in three innings. It scored seven runs in the second inning, six in the fourth and four in the fifth.
“Errors,” Floro said. “We had a good game against Delta and came back and didn’t play our best in the field and at the plate. We weren’t aggressive.”
Alexus Smith tripled and scored twice, Deneivia Hamilton drove in three runs and scored twice, and Moore scored three runs for Fostoria.
The Wildcats (0-6, 0-1) are working to determine who fits best where. Emily Paul has yet to play because of a concussion.
“We’ve had the same girls in the same positions the last four or five games,” Floro said. “Every time we get a lineup set, something goes wrong. We need to learn the positions and get better. We don’t have a lot of subs so everyone (here) on the roster got in (Wednesday).”
Freshman Alex Moreno played shortstop and pitched in relief Wednesday. Natalie Davis made two running catches in center field.