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Wildcats Find Success Versus Enloe

By Evan Moesta, 03/10/17, 9:30PM EST


Millbrook’s Baseball, Softball, Men’s Lacrosse, and Women’s Lacrosse teams all took a step in the right direction after dropping its previous contests. Facing Enloe High School, the Wildcats were able to go 3-0, and lead a suspended game by a score of 15-5.


BSB: Millbrook 15, Enloe 5 (Suspended in Fifth Inning)

Millbrook Baseball avenged a Thursday loss to Apex with a hot start at Enloe. The Wildcats batted around in the top of the second and third innings with seven runs scored in each. Lead by three RBI’s from both Will Gamble, and CJ Waters, nine Millbrook batsmen drove in runs during the game.

With Matt Rouse at the plate, and two outs in the top of the fifth inning, the game was suspended due to a lack of light at the field. The teams will pick up where they left off prior to its next meeting with each other on April 4th at Millbrook at 4:30 PM.

Sophomore right-hander, Brian Pearce turned in an impressive two inning start, striking out two, and only allowing a hit and a walk while throwing just 34 pitches. Cody Lane followed with two-thirds of an inning pitched, and five runs allowed. Porter Baldwin is the current Wildcat pitcher in the suspended game after tossing 1.1 innings with one strikeout so far.


SFB: Millbrook 20, Enloe 8

Nichole Mooney stole the show at the dish, and Rachel Scott strung together a career-high 4-for-5 performance to help register the first win of their senior season. Leading by just two through four innings, the Wildcats pulled away down the stretch to dispatch of the Eagles 20-8 in a road contest.

Millbrook clung to a 6-4 lead through four thanks to RBI's from Abigail Fernandez, Hannah Janicki, Daliah Brown, Scott, and Mooney.

A run-scoring triple off the bat Scott headlined a fifth inning that saw the teams trade two-run frames. The Wildcats broke the floodgates open in the sixth with an eight spot that would be capped off by an inside-the-park grand slam from Nichole Mooney.

Mooney flirted with a cycle, coming just a double short in a 5-for-6 effort that saw her drive in six, and score four more. As a team, Millbrook pounded out 25 base hits in the contest.


WLAX: Millbrook 18, Enloe 4

Millbrook Women’s Lacrosse picked up an unorthodox victory at Enloe on Friday night as the Eagles played the entire game without a goaltender. Five different Wildcats scored more than one goal including three apiece from Bayley Olson, and Natalie Brooks.

McCaine Brandt, and Dana Florian got Millbrook off to a quick start with four of the game’s first nine goals. Olson and Abigale Hughes tallied scores before the end of the first to give the Wildcats an 11-3 lead heading to the break.

After Brooks, and Taylor Tippins registered their second goals of the match, Olson tacked on her final two to extend Millbrook’s lead to double digits. Sydney Sterling, and Lexi Carroll got in on the second half fun to help back a four save performance by goaltender Gracie Evans.


MLAX: Millbrook 15, Enloe 6

After battling back, and winning in sudden death overtime against the Eagles last season, Millbrook left no doubt in its fourth win of the season. Cruz Waerness registered a hat trick, and tallied a pair of assists in the nine-goal victory.

Matt Kress, Eric Stieber, Alec Lademann, and Jake Breeden all joined Waerness with multi-goal performances, and Jordan Gailey pitched in with his third goal of the season. Lademann now sits alone in second place in the conference with twelve goals scored.

The Wildcats established a 7-1 lead through the opening half of play, and finished strong with a valiant effort from its bench to wrap up a 2-1 performance this week. Millbrook returns to action next week vs. Rolesville and Wakefield.