Prep Softball

Mellon powers Wildcats late-inning surge

Posted: Apr. 21, 2017 2:05 am

BARRY, Ill. -- Chloe Mellon helped the Western softball team roll to an 18-7 victory over Liberty on Thursday.

Mellon threw a complete game from the circle and hit two doubles. The Wildcats finished with 20 hits.

Liberty led 4-1 after four innings and 6-5 after four innings before Western's Khloe Utterback tied the game with an RBI double. Mellon gave the Wildcats the lead with a double.

Western scored eight runs in the top of the fifth and added four more runs in the sixth.

Western 18, Liberty 7

Liberty 222 001--7 6 2

Western 104 184--18 20 5

Scott, Ruths (4), Wagner (5), and Thomas; Mellon and Ash. WP--Mellon. LP--Scott. 2B--Liberty 1 (Clinging), Western 4 (Utterback, Mellon 2, Schultz). 3B--Liberty 1 (Scott), Western 1 (Weir). HR--Liberty 1 (Thomas), Western 1 (Ash).