Thursday night, El Dorado was able to finish off two tightly contested games at home against Winfield. El Dorado came out on top in both games by just one run.

In game one, both teams got off to a hot start as El Dorado led 5-4 after one inning. El Dorado added one more in the second to take a 6-4 lead. By the seventh inning, Winfield had cut El Dorado’s lead to one run. El Dorado was able to come up with a scoreless inning on defense to escape with a game one victory.

Katie Fox led the Wildcats at the plate with three hits and two RBIs. Jillian McCaig pitched seven innings ands truck out five batters.

In game two, El Dorado was the first team on the board with a run in the first inning. Winfield answered in the second inning to tie the game. After the third inning, El Dorado led 5-3. Neither team was able to add to their total in the fourth or fifth inning. Winfield regained the lead in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs to go up 6-5. In the bottom of the inning, El Dorado scored another run to even the score at six. The game headed to extra innings after neither team managed to score in the seventh inning.

Winfield blasted a solo home run in the top of the inning as the momentum shifted towards the Vikings. El Dorado refused to go down without a fight. Lexee Hughes ripped a single through the left side of the infield that brought home a run to tie the game. The throw to the plate got past the catcher, which allowed the Wildcats to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

“We’ve been trying to pull the fight out of these girls all year long,” said El Dorado head coach Megan Davison.

“They keep inching closer and closer. We’ve got all the talent in the world and this doubleheader proved that they have the fight they need to have a successful season. Those two games were big.”

El Dorado improves to 4-4 on the season and will look to rise above .500 as they host Mulvane on Monday, April 16.