Weiser faces three teams and adds four wins to their record

Weiser picked up two conference wins this week against both Payette and Parma. 
 The Wolverines faced Payette this past Monday at home winning the game 11-8 during the windstorm. Weiser put up four runs in the first inning with Jack Burke getting on base with a walk and Brett Spencer scoring Burke with a nice hit. Weiser also had another great inning in the fourth inning adding five runs to the board, three of them off a home run by Payton Albertson. 
 There was a lot of offense on the books for Weiser. The Wolverines had 9 hits and 11 runs scoring along with 10 RBIs on the night. Not only did Albertson record a home run scoring 3 runs for the Wolverines, Willy Shirts also added a single-shot homerun in the game. Most fans realize homeruns don’t always win the games and there were many other great hits on the night. 
 Shirts, Koda Coers, and Jack Burke all hit doubles and Coers added a triple as well. Burke worked the pitch counts during two at bats and got on due to walks and went 1 for 2 at the plate. Willy Shirts was 3 for 4 on the night with 3 RBIs and Koda Coers was 2 for 3 at the plate with 1 RBI. Albertson added 4 RBIs to the team’s totals as well. 
 On defense, Willy Shirts got the ball on the mound and went 4 and 2/3 innings and dealt 5 strikeouts during the game. Kaleb Grove came in on relief and finished the remaining 2 and 1/3 innings and recorded 2 strikeouts for the Wolverines. 
 Defensively the Wolverines were able to outlast the Pirates 6 hits and 8 runs. There were a few times when things looked a little bleak for the Wolverines when the bases were loaded with Pirates and there were 0 outs, but the team came together and got out without allowing too many runs to score. 
 “A win over Payette is always good,” Head Coach Bowe von Brethorst said. “There were some situations where we got in trouble, but we battled back and added some more runs. We definitely left too many runners on the bases tonight, so that needs improvement and is definitely something we will work on,” von Brethorst said. 
 Weiser then hosted Parma on Wednesday night and handled the Panthers easily with a 10-1 win. 
 Dylan Turrentine got the go ahead start on the mound for Weiser and did a great job lasting 6 innings and allowing 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 7 Panthers. Tommy Johnson came in for the last inning and finished off the game adding a strikeout to the totals. Neither pitcher allowed a single walk during the game. 
 The Wolverine defense held Parma to just 3 hits on the night with only two Parma batters getting hits. 
 On offense Weiser got things going again in the first inning with a Burke/Spencer combo. Jack Burke took a first pitch strike for a long triple and then Spencer added a nice double scoring Burke.  Weiser was able to add 4 more to the board in the third and fourth innings, but a big sixth inning added 5 more runs to the board with hits by Brett Spencer, Kaleb Grove, Payton Albertson, Tommy Johnson, and Jack Burke. Weiser also had runners on base during those hits with a walk and a batter getting hit by a pitch. In total, the Wolverine offense added 10 runs to the board with 11 hits and 9 RBIs. 
 Willy Shirts went 2 for 3 at the plate while the two Jacks, Burke and Shirts, each went 2 for 4. Coers, Albertson, and Johnson each had 2 RBIs on the night. Weiser was also able to have some fun on the bases stealing 4 during the game by Brett Spencer, Coers, Willy Shirts, and Jack Shirts. Coach von Brethorst was happy with the win stating “saw the ball well tonight and adjusted to the pitching. We had a few errors that we need to clean up, but tonight was a solid win.” 
 Weiser also got the opportunity to travel to Buhl on Saturday for a double header. It was a windy day for play, but the Wolverines handled it well winning both contests, 18-10 and 12-2. 
 Each game went a full seven innings with the Wolverines just not able to get above the ten run mark. Pitching during the first game was handled by Willy Shirts, Brock Spencer, Tommy Johnson, and Kaleb Grove. 
 Grove would start the second game and Rusty Cantrell, and Dylan Turrentine would all get a chance on the mound for the Wolverines. 
 Double headers can be difficult for any team in the pitching aspect, but with Fruitland on Monday, pitch counts needed to be kept low. 
 On offense the Wolverines tallied 22 hits during the first game and 18 RBIs. Leading Weiser the first game was Dylan Turrentine going 4 for 5 and recording 5 RBIs. 
 The second game Weiser tallied 13 hits to get their 12 runs and added 10 RBIs to the team totals. Leading the offense during that second game was Payton Albertson who went 3 for 3 and had 2 RBIs. 
  Weiser is set to host Fruitland this Monday to continue conference play weather permitting. No scores were available at press time.


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