Wolverines defeat Vandals in eight innings

Weiser’s centerfielder Finn Dolton made the out, catching the fly ball deep in his territory in Wednesday’s, April 10 game against Payette. The Wolverines currently stand 8-4 on the season, with two games scheduled this week and just six more in the regular season. Photo by Katie von Brethorst
Katie von Brethorst
Weiser baseball hosted the McCall-Donnelly Vandals this past Tuesday. Weiser won the contest in eight innings with a score of 3-2. Jack Shirts got the start on the mound for the Wolverines and went the full length of the game and then some pitching eight innings and bringing home the win for Weiser. 
 Shirts had three hits against him that resulted in two runs. Throwing to 31 batters, Shirts allowed two walks and struck out nine Vandals during the outing. 
 Offensively, the Wolverines had six hits and 3 RBIs as a team. Brennet Marshall went 2 for 4 for Weiser with one RBI while Isai Herrera went 1 for 1 during the contest and recorded an RBI. Finn Dolton and Harry Cook each went 1 for 3 and Cook added an RBI as well. Both Dolton and Cook worked the pitch count two times each and got on base with walks. 
 McCall drew blood first in the first inning and then it was a back-and-forth game until Weiser added a run in the fifth inning. Then the two teams exchanged runs added in the sixth by McCall and in the seventh by the Wolverines to tie up the game and head into extra innings. 
 Moy Ingram hit a ground ball and got on base due to a Vandal error. Shirts hit a ball to third that ended up being a fielder’s choice and Ingram out at second base. Dolton took one of his walks in the eighth inning to move Shirts to second. Kaleb Grove worked the pitch count and took a walk as well. Cook came to the plate and hit a nice fly ball to center field that got past the outfielder and scored Shirts to end the game. 
 Next was Wednesday in Payette for a rivalry fight. Payette and Weiser have historically had a grudge match for years, but this year Payette got it done in five innings. 
 Weiser started out with Austyn Ashley on the mound followed by Kaleb Grove. Neither pitchers could find their groove, so Weston Black came in and went two and a third innings for the Wolverines and then Isai Herrera came in to close out the last inning. 
 Weiser allowed nine hits that scored the 14 runs that Payette needed to beat Weiser 14-4. 
 Offensively Weiser had seven hits during the battle and scored four runs. Jack Shirts and Harry Cook went 2 for 3 at the plate for the Wolverines and Cook contributed all four of the RBIs that Weiser recorded. Weiser had a couple of good innings, but just could not quite get the momentum to swing in their way long enough to make up the difference. 
 The coaching staff and boys got together on Saturday to host a baseball camp for the youth of Weiser and surrounding counties. There were fun drills and a lot of learning taking place with the young baseball players in attendance. The clinic will continue next weekend on Saturday as well.
 Weiser will take on the Parma Panthers this week on Monday and then travel to Fruitland on Wednesday. 
 Go Wolverines!


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