Weiser goes 2-1 in spring break tourney

The Weiser Wolverines faced Timberlake this past spring break weekend in a tournament at Payette.  
 The Wolverines started out strong with a five-run spree in the first inning, but Timberlake answered with five of their own runs in the bottom of the first. The next inning opened up for the Wolverines scoring three more runs and holding the Tigers to zero.  
 Weiser kept things going, scoring two to three runs in every inning except the fifth and the sixth. Weiser ended up with 12 hits, scoring 16 runs, recording 8 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.  
 Weiser’s Brody von Brethorst had an outstanding game, picking up four hits during five at bats, and leading the Weiser Wolverines in their win 16-7 over the Timberlake Tigers.  Von Brethorst singled in the first, second, and fifth innings, and then tripled in the seventh inning.  He also stole three bases for the Wolverines and was joined by Brett Spencer with three, Logan Wood with two, and one each by Kooper von Brethorst and Tyler Pope.  
 Weiser also had multiple players with multiple hits for the day including a pair of doubles by Kooper von Brethorst and Jayden Mink. Nathan McDaniel got the win for Weiser pitching six innings, recording five strikeouts and allowing seven runs on nine hits.
 Weiser then went on to face Sugar-Salem on Friday after the Timberlake game. This game wasn’t the slugfest that Weiser hoped it would be, but it was some solid baseball by both teams. Weiser had the lead with freshman Willy Shirts on the mound, until the seventh inning when Sugar-Salem overtook the Wolverines with some base hitting.  
 Shirts went four and a third innings, recording six strikeouts, three hits and allowed only one run. Weiser then had a battery of pitchers on the mound with Kooper von Brethorst, Jarret Mink, and finally Ray Calley coming in to finish the game. 
 Weiser scored three runs on three hits by Tyler Pope, Brody von Brethorst, and Jarret Mink.  This team was possibly one of the toughest that Weiser will see from the other side of the state. Sugar-Salem had 8 hits during the game, only scoring four and handed Weiser the loss with a final score of 4-3.  
 On Saturday, March 30, Weiser had the late game and faced Melba. Melba has a history of being a tough team that competes well. This game was a strategic back and forth between the teams scoring four runs each in the first inning.  
 Ray Calley got the start for the Wolverines but couldn’t quite find his groove on the mound.  Jayden Mink came in and went two and a third innings and Weiser finished off the game with sophomore, Jarret Mink finishing strong with five innings on the mound.  Jarret allowed four hits and three runs.  He struck out five batters.  
 Weiser totaled 16 hits in their 12-10 final in eight solid innings against the Melba mustangs. RBIs were recorded by six Wolverines including four by Brody von Brethorst on three hits and three by Nathan McDaniel on two hits. Jarret Mink, Logan Wood, and Brody von Brethorst led the team with three hits each.  
 Weiser coach Bowe von Brethorst said he was pleased with the spring break tournament and gave credit to the pitchers for battling opponents.
 “Sometimes spring break can be difficult because of vacations and a lack of focus, but with this group of gentlemen that wasn’t the case. We definitely have some fun while we are playing, but it is exciting to see some solid baseball being played by these guys,” he said. 
 “I am particularly pleased with our pitchers. We had some true battles during this tournament and our pitchers definitely rose to the challenge. It is hard to be the man on the mound when things are not going well around you, but we battled and had some great success. I am proud of these young men.”


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