SOUTH WHITLEY – In a Class 2A sectional preview, the fourth-ranked Whitko Lady Wildcats blanked Three Rivers Conference rival Wabash 6-0 Monday evening in high school softball action.

Whitko will face the Lady Apaches later this month in the six-team sectional at Oak Hill. The IHSAA released the tournament pairings on Sunday.

In Monday’s win, the Lady Wildcats outhit Wabash 11-2, and the hosts wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard.

Whitko scored two runs in the first inning and led 4-0 by the end of the third before scoring a pair of runs in the fifth.

With the win, the Lady Wildcats improved to 12-2 overall and 3-0 in the TRC standings. Rochester is 8-7 overall and 4-0 in the TRC. Whitko will host the Lady Zebras in a key matchup Wednesday.

Fresh off her five-inning perfect game against Tippecanoe Valley Saturday, Ellie Snep was dominant in the circle again Monday. The junior gave up two hits and didn’t issue a walk. She struck out five Wabash batters en route to the pitching win.

At the plate, Snep belted a pair of doubles, as did teammate Reannon Hopkins.

Shi Bradley and Emalee Duggins each hit a double and single, while Madison Smith collected two hits and Harley Bradley had one hit in the win.

Wabash, the only team winless in TRC play, fell to 2-10 overall and 0-4.

Tabatha Wagner was charged with the loss in the circle. She tossed six innings, giving up the six runs and 11 hits, while striking out one and walking one.


Wab    000    000    0    –    0

Whi    211    020    X    –    6

WP – Ellie Snep (4H, 0R, 0BB, 5K)

LP – Tabatha Wagner (6R, 11H, 1K, 1BB)

2B – Snep (Whi, 2), Reannon Hopkins (Whi, 2), Emalee Duggins (Whi)

Records: Whitko 12-2 (2-0 TRC), Wabash 2-10 (0-4 TRC)