Lady Wolverines tackle multiple-game weekend

Nancy Grindstaff
Weiser’s Lady Wolverine softball team went 2-2 in wins and losses in a four-game weekend tournament on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23. Weiser took a couple of losses in Meridian on Friday, then the overnight soaking rain across the valley set up a rescheduling from morning to afternoon of Saturday’s games in Nampa.
Weiser 4. Century 5
 In the first game against Century High School on Friday, Weiser had tied the score at 4-4 in the top of the fourth inning after trailing 4-1 at the end of the second.The bases were loaded when Jessica Waite was walked, scoring Madi Janicek for Weiser’s game-tying run.
 Century went ahead in the bottom of the sixth by one run to take the 5-4 win.
 Weiser’s six total hits were spread out between Waite, Janicek, Bennett Torres, Aryssa Aburto, Danica Lockett, and Jordan Campbell, resulting in four runs. Waite, Campbell, and Taylor Mordhorst each drove in one run.
 Lockett started in the circle for the Wolverines, allowing four runs off of three hits, and striking out two. Janicek came in on relief, pitching three and a-third innings, allowing one run on four hits, and striking out five over the final three innings.
Weiser 0, Boise 12
 The Wolverines couldn’t turn seven hits into any runs, losing the outing 12-0 to the Boise Brave.
 Lockett led the Wolverines with three hits in three at bats, while Waite, Buescher, Aburto, and Mordhorst each had one hit.
 Aburto pitched four innings, allowing 11 runs on 10 hits, and striking out six.  
 Janicek relieved her in the final inning, allowing one run on one hit.
Weiser 13, Caldwell 1
 The planned game against Caldwell’s Lady Cougars was moved to the afternoon on Saturday, and the Wolverines made hay scoring 13 runs on 15 hits.
 Multiple players had multiple hits, with Lockett leading 3-3-3-3. Buescher went 4-4, scoring 2 runs and 2 RBIs; Torres 2-2-2-3; Aburto 2-3-1-2; Cantrell 2-3-2; Waite 1-3-2; and Campbell 1-3-1.
 Aburto pitched five innings, throwing a total of 90 pitches, allowing zero hits, one unearned run, and striking out 7.
Weiser 5, Canyon Ridge 4
 The Wolverines snagged the 5-4 win in a walk-off over Canyon Ridge.
 Canyon Ridge had moved ahead 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, hanging onto the lead through the sixth. With one out in the top of the seventh, Jordan Stromberg hit a single to get on base, Waite drew a walk, and on a 3-1 count, Lockett singled. 
 With the bases loaded, Mordhorst doubled on a hard line drive to center field, scoring three runs, and giving Weiser the 5-4 win.
 Lockett pitched six innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out 5.


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