Wolverines shaking off losses, setting sights on Districts

The Wolverines put in a three game week, defeating McCall-Donnelly 9-5, but taking a pair of hard losses to Homedale and Nampa Christian. Pictured, Harry Cook scoops a grounder. Cook scored a three run homerun for Weiser against Nampa Christian. Photo by Katie von Brethorst
Katie von Brethorst
Weiser travelled for a busy week last Monday to Homedale to finish one game that was previously rained out and also play their second SRV game versus the Trojans. 
 It wasn’t the Wolverine’s day getting back into the game and taking a loss to the Trojans and the second game didn’t show much of a difference. Weiser took a loss to Homedale with a final score of 17-0. 
 On defense, Jack Shirts got the start on the mound for the Wolverines. Shirts and the defense didn’t have a great start pitching a third of an inning and allowing ten runs on six hits. Trying to change the momentum, Moyne Ingram came in for relief and pitched the remaining three and two-thirds innings of the game. Ingram allowed seven runs on six hits and struck out two Trojans. 
 On offense, Weiser just couldn’t quite get it going recording four hits during the contest and striking out six times. Finn Dolton went 1 for 2 as did Harry Cook, Weston Black, and Moyne Ingram. 
 Tuesday was a day of rest for varsity and then on Wednesday they travelled to McCall for one of the first games that Weiser has played there in the last 10 years. Normally, McCall has such a late winter that both games end up being played in Weiser, but not this time. 
 Austin Ashley started on the mound against McCall and pitched a solid four innings recording three runs on six hits and two strike outs against the Vandals. Jack Shirts came in for relief and handled the last three innings allowing no hits, but two runs scored and Shirts struck out three batters. 
 McCall scored first during the contest with two runs coming in during the first inning and then Weiser was able to add one in the third inning and hold McCall to just one run scoring as well. Weiser’s Jack Shirts got on by error on a hit to center fielder in the third inning and Harry Cook hit a great shot to center field, scoring Shirts and getting to second. Weiser would score their second run in the top of the fifth inning with Brenett Marshall reached first base via an error. Trying to pick off Marshall, McCall had a series of errors where Marshall would capitalize and bring the score to 3-2 in favor of McCall. 
 In the top of the sixth inning Cole Ingle came in and faced a new pitcher and responded by hitting a double to left field. Shirts came to the plate and got a single to shortstop and advanced Ingle to third base. Dolton came to the plate and took the first strike on a hit and run advancing Shirts to second base and then proceeded to work the pitch count and reached first base after getting hit by a pitch. Marshall came to the plate and hit the ball toward second base to score Ingle and advance runners. Grove would take four straight balls for a walk scoring Shirts and again advancing runners. This would bring the score to 4-3 in favor of the Wolverines before Weiser collected the remaining outs. 
 Weiser would hold McCall and then score a few more for good measure in the seventh inning. Ingle hit another good one to left field to get on first base. Shirts would go the other way to right field to get on first and Ingle advanced to third. Dolton would take a walk to first base and advance Shirts to second loading the bases. Marshall would take a walk as well scoring Ingle and advancing the runners. Grove hit to third base and got on by error scoring both Shirts and Dolton and advancing Marshall to third base and ending up on second. Weiser was up 7-3. Black added a single to left field and reached second base on an error, scoring Marshall and Grove. This brought the score to 9-5 in favor of Weiser. 
 McCall was able to put two more on the board to bring the final score to 9-7. 
 Offensively for the Wolverines they recorded nine hits, nine runs, and five RBIs. Jack Shirts led the team going 3 for 5, followed by Weston Black who went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI, and Cole Ingle who also went 2 for 4. Marshall had the most RBIs with two during the contest.
 On Thursday, Weiser hosted Nampa Christian and couldn’t keep the momentum going from McCall’s Wednesday game. Weiser would ultimately lose 14-3 and used a battery of pitchers including Black, Herrera, Dolton, and Marshall. Weiser pitchers recorded three strikeouts collectively. 
 On offense, Harry Cook was a bright star with a three run homerun to put some points on the board. Cook led the team hitting going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Ingle and Dolton both went 1 for 2 at the plate, while Marshall and Shirts both went 1 for 3. Weiser collectively had six hits during their 20 at bats.
 Weiser also faced Cole Valley on Saturday to round out their week. Weiser lost the contest, but stats were not available at press time. 
 Up next this week is Senior Night on Monday against Payette at Walter Johnson Memorial Field. Weiser will travel to Vale for one last game before hosting a district tournament game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Weiser will either be in third place hosting sixth place or in fourth place hosting fifth place. 
 Come support your Seniors and Wolverines! 


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