SOFTBALL: After huge comeback, Dukes go down 10-9


Wellington’s Amber Wetherbee sends the ball to the plate at Columbia.


Kayleigh Diller throws to first base for an out.


Makaylin Moore smacks the ball hard.


The Dukes’ Krista Denny collects a pop-up.


Allissa Boraggina slaps the ball down the third base line for a Wellington hit.


Krista Denny slides into second base ahead of the tag of Columbia’s Allison Bouscher.


Photos by Russ Gifford | Wellington Enterprise

In a seesaw game, the Dukes spotted Columbia six runs in the first inning Monday, then came back to tie in the top of the seventh — only to lose 10-9 in the ninth. Amber Wetherbee struck out five and allowed four hits in seven innings on the mound. Brooklinn Damiano and Lexi Wright each found two RBIs for Wellington. For the Raiders, Riley West, Emily Berg, and Payton Alpine all had two-RBI performances, while pitcher Riley Thomas walked away with nine K’s in eight innings.

Wellington’s Amber Wetherbee sends the ball to the plate at Columbia.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/05/web1_WellingtonSoftballAtColumbia-1-of-6-.jpgWellington’s Amber Wetherbee sends the ball to the plate at Columbia.

Kayleigh Diller throws to first base for an out.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/05/web1_WellingtonSoftballAtColumbia-2-of-6-.jpgKayleigh Diller throws to first base for an out.

Makaylin Moore smacks the ball hard.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/05/web1_WellingtonSoftballAtColumbia-3-of-6-.jpgMakaylin Moore smacks the ball hard.

The Dukes’ Krista Denny collects a pop-up.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/05/web1_WellingtonSoftballAtColumbia-4-of-6-.jpgThe Dukes’ Krista Denny collects a pop-up.

Allissa Boraggina slaps the ball down the third base line for a Wellington hit.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/05/web1_WellingtonSoftballAtColumbia-5-of-6-.jpgAllissa Boraggina slaps the ball down the third base line for a Wellington hit.

Krista Denny slides into second base ahead of the tag of Columbia’s Allison Bouscher.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/05/web1_WellingtonSoftballAtColumbia-6-of-6-.jpgKrista Denny slides into second base ahead of the tag of Columbia’s Allison Bouscher.