Staff photo/Greg Sellentin

Wolverine baseball, softball wins

  • Tue Mar 28th, 2017 11:00am
  • Sports

Fastpitch

The Wolverines fastpitch team took on Cedar Park Christian in Bothell on March 22. The team was immediately faced with a challenge: the field was turf, and they were not allowed to wear metal spiked cleats.

The girls scavenged for tennis shoes and rubber spiked cleats until all the starters had appropriate shoes. A majority of girls were not in their own “shoes,” literally, but once the game started, you couldn’t tell the difference.

Despite never playing on a softball turf field, the Wolverines made it their own, by beating Cedar Park Christian 15-2 in only six and a half innings.

Some highlights from the game were; junior short-stop Savannah Hoffman hit a line drive to right field and scored herself an inside-the-park homerun — her second of the season in just two games.

This author, Emma Wickman, pitched through the fifth inning, only allowing two runs to score, and had four strikeouts.

Freshman Bailee Lambright hit a stand-up triple and drove in a few runs for RBI’s.

The next Wolverines fastpitch home game is Tuesday, April 11 at 4:45 p.m., against the Concrete Lions at Linde Fields.

Baseball

The Wolverines baseball team took on Sedro-Woolley on their home turf on March 23. Early in the game, senior center-fielder James Guard knocked in a run for an RBI putting the Wolverines in a good position, giving them an early lead of 1-0.

The boys held Sedro to a score of 0 the whole game. Senior Kai Herko pitched all seven innings.

“He started his game, and he closed it,” senior right-fielder Corbin Williams said. “Got the save and the win.”

In the last inning of the game, in the Wolverine’s last at-bat, junior third baseman Rio Black, hit a single to center field and scored Guard all the way from second base. Black’s hit put the boys even further ahead of Sedro and won the game 2-0.

The next baseball home game is March 30 against the Darrington Loggers at 4:45 p.m. at Hartman Field.