Northern Lehigh's Julie Wagaman was on the entire game. The rest of her teammates took a little bit of time to warm up.
The senior pitcher threw a one-hit shutout and the Bulldogs' bats came alive after a slow start in a 7-0 win over rival Northwestern on Thursday afternoon.
Wagaman struck out seven and allowed only a Jackie Wear first-inning single in Northern Lehigh's fourth straight league victory.
"I was really ready to go out and have a good game. I was really focused," Wagaman said. "The offense and my defense were always behind me and I know I can always trust them, which is incredible."
Along with her work on the mound, Wagaman went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs.
It was just another all-around great performance for the Bulldog standout.
"She truly is the whole package. She's got all the skills to do everything, a complete player, and that's a rarity," Northern Lehigh coach Brian Schell said.
The game started out as a pitching duel, with Tigers' hurler Tori Papp matching Wagaman with three shutout innings to begin the contest.
But in the fourth inning, Northern Lehigh's bats heated up. Second baseman Payton Marunich led off the frame with a solo home run to left field. Following Wagaman's triple, Kristi Seiler drove her in with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
The Bulldogs would do even more damage in the fifth, scoring four runs on thr