Wible gets first win against Paola
DHS girls softball goes 1-1 last night
After a 3-5 loss to Paola High School and their pitcher Kylee Mader, the Wildcats came back in the second game of the doubleheader to win 5-1.
Coach Melissa Wible said it took the girls a while to figure out Mader’s timing.
They scored their three runs in the sixth inning. It started with a double by Jordin Burford followed by Burford stealing third. Then Katie Williams was hit by a pitch and a single from MaKenzi Shackley put the Wildcats on the board.
Hannah Jokisch hit a double letting Shackley and Williams score DHS’s remaining points for the game.
Williams ended the first game with eight strikeouts.
“It was a tough loss but a very exciting game,” Wible said. “It had to be the best game that I have ever watched as a coach. The girls played fantastic.”
Wible said the Wildcats pulled together for the second game.
Sophia Templin had four strikeouts.
The team’s scoring started in the fifth inning. Jokisch started the scoring off with a single. Laura Meyers moved Jokisch to second base on a sacrifice bunt.
Wible said after that the Wildcats when on a hitting streak with Templin, Kyndel Reeves, Hunter Klamm, Burford and Williams scoring.
“We have never beat Paola in the six years I have coached softball at De Soto,” Wible said. “This was a big win for our program.”