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Vetters' 4 RBI not enough

"It wasn't expected that sophomore Jenny MacMillan would step in as the No.1 starting pitcher for the South Kitsap High School fastpitch team.But with the Wolves' No. 1 ace Cari Lefler currently sidelined because of academic difficulties, MacMillan has been forced to step into the breach thus far this season.After surrendering seven walks against North Thurston last Thursday, MacMillan bounced back and contributed in a pair of wins against Federal Way and Decatur Friday night.Against Fife on Monday MacMillan showed poise in the first four innings before the Trojans broke through for five runs in the fifth inning and eventually defeated the Wolves (2-3) 9-6 in a non-league home game.After a routine first inning, MacMillan gave up three runs on two hits and three walks.She settled down in the third inning, giving up just one run, and then mowed down the Trojans in order in the fourth frame.The Wolves fed off that easy inning and put three runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth.Irene Barber and Kelsey Herstad hit back-to-back singles to start the rally, with Barber advancing to third base on Herstad's hit.Jacque Vetters followed with a sacrifice fly which scored Barber for the team's first run of the game.But Fife answered right back with the five-run fifth inning.Five of MacMillan's six walks came in Fife's two big scoring innings.Despite trailing 9-3, SK mounted a comeback attempt in the bottom of the fifth.SK loaded the bases on a Lindsay Suppa walk and back-to-back singles from Barber and Herstad.Vetters came to the plate and didn't wait long to swing at the new ball the umpire had just thrown to Fife pitcher Brittany Burk.She laced a single into the right-center gap to score Suppa and Barber, cutting the lead to 9-6.The rally was cut short when Sarah Carlson hit into a double play.SK coach Kathy Ballew pulled MacMillan with one out in the sixth inning and handed the reigns over to third baseman Carly Seims.Seims went on to retire five of the six batters she faced.SK tacked on one more run in the seventh inning on Vetters' run scoring triple."

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