Five runs makes the difference in Weiser loss

Nancy Grindstaff
Weiser’s Aryssa Aburto hit a homerun in the top half of the first inning in Homedale, scoring three runs and putting the Wolverines on the board first.
 But the Trojans had different ideas, turning the game to their favor in the bottom half, scoring five runs on one hit to move into a 5-3  lead.
 Both teams added one run each in the second inning, then Homedale’s defense held Weiser to no runs over the next two innings, while putting on three in the bottom of the third to change the lead to 9-4.
 The conference opponents matched up runs in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring one in each of their batting rotations, with the Wolverines taking the 11-6 loss.
 The Wolverines recorded six runs on five hits in the conference game. Aburto led with 3 runs batted in, and Ellie Shirts went 2-3 at the plate. Shirts and Danica Lockett stole two bases apiece, and Bennett Torres recorded one.
 In the circle for Weiser, Aburto allowed five runs on one hit, striking out 1 in a partial inning. Coming in to relieve her, Madi Janicek allowed six runs on five hits, striking out four.
 In JV action, the Wolverines defeated the Trojans 18-7, with Weiser scoring 18 runs on 16 hits. A total of 13 RBIs were collected, led by Claramae Olsen and Cambria Maldonado with 3 apiece; Jossy Jaeger-Funcannon and Charlianne Grace each recording 2; and Fatima Travanco, Natalya Hoobery, and Sage Brock each with 1. Travanco led in hits, going 4-5.
 Olsen pitched four innings for Weiser, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits, and striking out 5. Alba Gonzales pitched the final inning, allowing 2 runs on 0 hits.
 The Wolverines continued their road tour last week, going to McCall on Wednesday, April 24.
Weiser 8, McCall-Donnelly 7
 The Wolverines saw an early 4-run lead slip away in the fourth inning during a conference game in McCall on Wednesday, April 24.
 The game remained tied through seven innings, pushing the game into an eighth.
 The Wolverines jumped ahead by four runs after Trista Buescher and Shirts each singled, Aryssa Aburto doubled, and Torres was struck by a pitch, each scoring one run and putting Weiser again into a 4-run lead.
 The Vandals came back in the bottom half to put three runs across the plate, leaving the Wolverines with the narrow 8-7 win.
 Weiser’s nine hits were spread out over six batters, with Lockett, Aburto and Taylor Mordhorst each recording two, and Buescher, Shirts, and Jordan Campbell with one apiece.
 Lockett started the game for Weiser in the circle, going 3.2 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, one error, and striking out three. Aburto threw four innings, allowing two runs on one hit, and striking out five.
 Weiser’s JV defeated the Vandals JV 14-9. Natalya Hoobery scored three runs in the first inning on a home run to center field, then scored one more in the second inning on a single, leading the team with four RBIs. Olsen went 2-2, scoring 2 RBIs, and Travanco, Brock, Allie Sorensen, and Madi Swearingen recorded one each.
 Olsen threw two innings, allowing 8 runs on 6 hits, and striking out 2. Gonzales pitched one inning, allowing one run on zero hits, and striking out one.
Weiser 16, Nampa Christian 0
 Weiser’s varsity Wolverines traveled to Nampa Christian on Thrusday, April 25, where they handily defeated the Trojans 16-0.
 The Wolverines put two runs on the board in the first inning, one in the second, five in the third, and finished up with eight in the fourth, all the while holding the Trojans to zero runs on three hits.
 Janicek pitched four innings, throwing a total of 72 pitches, 40 total strikes, and striking out six.
Weiser 5, Cole Valley 10
 The Wolverines were leading 5-0 halfway through the third inning on Saturday before Cole Valley Christian flipped the script, putting four runs on the board off of a grand slam in the bottom of the third, holding Weiser to zero runs in their next at-bat, then repeating with another four in the bottom of the fourth.
 Weiser’s battery out-hit the Chargers 8-6, but scored runs were hard to come by in the final four innings. Shirts, Lockett, and Aburto led the Wolverines with two hits each, with one apiece from Mordhorst and Stromberg.
 Lockett led off in the circle for the Wolverines, giving up seven runs on three hits, striking out two, and walking five. In relief, Janicek allowed three runs on three hits, striking out two.
 Weiser’s JV team extended a winning streak that started on April 9 to seven, handing the JV Chargers a 29-11 loss.
  The Wolverines will have finished up the 2024 regular season this week, and will start District 3 playoffs Saturday, May 4.


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