SPENCERVILLE — Seven innings wasn’t long enough to decide a pitcher’s duel between Spencerville’s Julie Mulholland and Jefferson’s Kiya Wollenhaupt on Thursday, the teams needed nine.

When they pushed across a run in the home ninth, the Lady Bearcats walked off with a 3-2 win over their Northwest Conference rivals.

Wollenhaupt did all she could, holding the Bearcats (7-6, 3-1 NWC) to three runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks in her complete-game effort, but the Wildcat hitters could offer little against one of the better arms in the conference, Mulholland.

Spencerville’s senior hurler whiffed 16 Lady Wildcats and allowed only one hit in her nine innings of work, though Jefferson did benefit from eight walks.