Hilton Cadets fall at Gates Chili

By on May 26, 2013

by Warren Kozireski

Senior Jordan Ott scored twice and added an RBI, but her Hilton Cadets dropped a 10-6 decision to Gates Chili.

Ott helped Hilton jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning reaching base with a leadoff walk, advancing to second on a wild pitch, stealing third and scoring as Taylor Sile reached on a strikeout wild pitch.

The Spartans scored four runs in their half of the opening stanza, but Hilton battled back. Kaci Chiappone led off the second with a single, went to second on a fielder’s choice and moved to third on a wild pitch. Kelsey Brinkel drove her in with an RBI groundout to close the Gates lead to 4-2.

The Spartans scored two more runs in the bottom of the second and another in the fourth to lead 7-2 before Hilton got back into the game with two runs in the fifth.

Ott led off with a triple and scored on an errant throw into the infield for the first run. Jess Dauvergne drew a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Sile sent her to third with an infield single before Alex Cummins plated the run with an RBI single.

Gates Chili scored three more runs over their final two at bats to seal just their fifth win of the season.

Hilton was seeded seventh for the Class AA1 Section V playoffs and had a quarterfinal game at second seeded Webster Schroeder.