The Whitko baseball team earned a split with Heritage in a double header Saturday. The Wildcats defeated the Patriots 5-4 in game one but fell 6-5 in the second contest.
Alex Robbins picked up the win for Whitko in game one, going for five innings of work and recording three strikeouts. Whitko’s offense got a boost from Zach Hewitt’s two-run home run in the third inning to tie things 3-3. Hewitt and River West then scored in the fifth inning after an error on Heritage’s shortstop to put the Wildcats up 5-3.
In game two it was Landen Goff that went yard for Whitko. Goff finished the game 2-3 with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs. But a three-run fifth inning for the Patriots helped the team seal the win and avoid the sweep by giving the Wildcats their first loss of the year.
Whitko is now 8-1 overall and hosts West Noble Monday night.
The Lady Wildcat Tennis team was in action Saturday morning at the Fort Wayne South Side Invitational at Swinney Park. The Wildcats came away with second place, splitting with South Side and Central Noble.
The Wildcats started with a 4-1 victory over South Side. Morgan Keirn defeated Angela Mamani, 6-2, 6-0. Delaney Keirn defeated Olivia Vosmeier, 6-3, 6-2. Jackie Werstler defeated Marisabel Sanchez, 6-1, 6-1. The two doubles duo of Natalie Iholtz and Mahkinsey Myers defeated Shamari Jackson and Vanessa Murillo, 6-1, 2-6, 10-6.
The Wildcats then ran into a tough Central Noble team, losing 5-0.
The Wildcats are back in action Tuesday at home against Triton.