Lady Bears Fall to Wildcats in Regular Season Finale

Written By Cody Rose

The Union City Bears softball team was back in action on Tuesday afternoon, taking on the Northwestern Wildcats in the regular season finale. The Lady Bears would fall behind early as the Wildcats would take a 5-0 lead in the third inning. The Bears would get four of those runs back in the bottom of the third, as Alissa Leech and Cathryn Reynolds would each drive in a run, while Lucy Higley would extend her home run record, her fourth on the season. The Lady Bears would score once more in the fifth, as Kaegann Gregor would single to score Alissa Leech who reached on a double. In the end it wasn’t enough for the Bears however, as they would fall to Northwestern 8-5, as they end the regular season with a 9-10 (7-9) record. The Lady Bears will now set their sights on the District 10 Playoffs, which will begin next week.

Senior Lucy Higley Celebrates with Coach Jerry VanZandt after a First Inning Double

Game stats:

Union City:


Emylee Zielinski – 1/4 triple, run

Alissa Leech – 2/4 single, double, two runs, RBI 

Cathryn Reynolds – two singles, run, RBI 

Lucy Higley – 2/2 double, HR, two walks, run, two RBI 

Kaegann Gregor – 2/4 two singles, RBI 

Cheyenne Cummings – 0/4

Desirae Brown – 0/3

Grace Chapman – 0/3

Alyssa Tingley – 0/3 ROE

Shaelynn Kent 

Kennady Brenner 


Alyssa Tingley – 3.0 IP, 1 K, 2 BB, 6 hits, 1 HR, 5 R, 5 ER

Kaegann Gregor – 4.0 IP, 1 K, 1 BB, 3 hits, 1 HR, 3 R, 2 ER



Zaya Rastetter – 0/4 ROE 

Ayla Ruland – 2/3 two singles, walk, two runs

Zoey Johnson – 1/4 double, run

Courtney Eddy – 2/4 two singles, ROE, two runs, two RBI 

Madison Adams – 1/3 HR, walk, two runs, three RBI 

Neveah Kelly – 2/3 single, HR, walk, run, three RBI 

Aaliyah Peckham – 1/4 single

Jessica Gage – 0/3

Jordyn Barzano – 0/2

Holly Stafford – 0/1


Zoey Johnson – 7.0 IP, 1 K, 2 BB, 9 hits, 1 HR, 5 R, 5 ER