BONANZA — The Glide Wildcats cost themselves a chance at the Class 2A/1A Special District 5 softball title on Monday, dropping a pair of games to Bonanza.

The Antlers (16-9, 12-2 SD5) won 6-2 and 18-16 to capture the league championship. Glide (16-7, 10-4) tied Lost River for second.

Jordan Williams went 2-for-3 for the Wildcats in the first game.

Glide blew a 14-3 advantage in the second game. Bonanza scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Ruby Livingston and Williams carried the Wildcats offensively in the nightcap, combining for eight hits and 11 RBIs. Livingston hit a two-run homer in the third and added a three-run shot in the fifth. Williams had solo HRs in the first and fifth.

Kalyrah Winston and Lily Ranger each went 3-for-4 in the loss.

Glide will be the No. 3 team from SD5 for the 2A/1A playoffs, which begin on May 20.


First Game

Glide;002;000;0;—;2;5;2

Bonanza;040;200;x;—;6;7;2

Williams, Malek (2), Williams (4) and Malek, Ranger (2), Malek (4); McGee and Mestas. WP — McGee. LP — Malek.

Second Game

Glide;125;242;0;—;16;16;3

Bonanza;003;069;x;—;18;14;3

Williams, Malek (5) and Malek, Ranger (5); McGee, Pitcock (3) and Mestas. WP — Pitcock. LP — Malek. 2B — Williams (G), Ranger (G), Winston (G), Hansen (B). HR — Williams 2 (G), Livingston 2 (G), Pitcock (B), McGee (B), Hansen (B).

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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