Wolverines take big bite out of Trojans early lead

Nancy Grindstaff
Weiser found themselves down 14-1 after two innings against conference foe Homedale on Thursday, April 3, but clawed their way back over the next three to narrow the score to 14-11.
 Homedale chalked up nine runs in the top of the first off of a single and a double, gaining an edge from three Weiser fielding errors and a pair of walks. 
 Weiser’s  Waite was walked, and advanced to second when Aburto singled.  Sitting on third and second after a passed ball, Lockett ground out, scoring Waite and moving Aburto to third. A strikeout ended the half.
 The Trojans added another five runs in the top of the second, but Weiser’s defense shut them down over the next three innings, allowing only three hits. In the meantime, the Wolverines offense heated up.  Aburto and Lockett each scored a run in the bottom of the third on a single and a double, respectively.
 With two outs and two on base in the bottom of the fourth, Waite and Aburto both singled, scoring two. Lockett and Torres were each hit by a pitch, scoring Waite and Stromberg. Campbell drew a walk, sending Aburto home, and cutting Homedale’s lead to 14-8.
 Waite hit a double in the bottom of the fifth, scoring two, then scored herself from third base on a wild pitch, changing the lead again to 14-11. 
 The Trojans opened the top of the sixth with Dani Sitts scoring Emily Taylor off of a double. They added one more run when Sitts made it home on a passed ball. Weiser answered with two runs in the bottom half, Shirts scoring one on a ground out, and Jessie Cantrell stealing home before the final out.
 After Homedale scored once more in the top of the seventh, the game was called for rain in the bottom half with Weiser having one out, one on base, Lockett at bat with a 2-0 count, and the score sitting at 17-13.
 Aburto went 4-5 to lead the Wolverines in hits, Lockett went 2-3, and Waite and Mordhorst each went 2-4. The Wolverines scored 13 runs on 10 hits, while Homedale recorded 17 runs on 15 hits.
 Janicek pitched 6.2 innings, allowing 17 runs on 15 hits, four errors, and throwing four strikeouts. Aburto threw three pitches in relief.


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