His team is going to the Field of Dreams later in the season. Last week he realized a dream come true when he signed a scholarship to play collegiate baseball and on Monday, he had a game most only get to dream about. It has already truly been a dream season for Caleb Waters and it is just getting started.
Waters became the first player from Jackson Parish to hit three homeruns in one game, three in three consecutive at bats and two in one inning in at least a decade and longer than can be remembered on Monday to lift Weston to a 16-1 bashing of Class 4A Bastrop. He also accounted for an Jackson Parish best 8 RBI and scored 3 runs.
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The “tri-fecta” improved Waters season average to .682 after nine games with 6 homeruns, 22 RBI and 22 runs scored. According to MaxPreps.com the six ‘taters” ties Waters for second in the NATION and leads the state of Louisiana, as does his RBI total. He also ranks second in the state in runs scored and in batting average.
Waters doesn’t have to look far to see who he is trailing in batting average as after Davis Tolar went 3/3 with a home run and two doubles in the contest, he lifted his overall average to a state leading .714 average. Conversely, Tolar’s third home run of the season and season total of 18 RBI puts him second in the state behind Waters. Talk about a one-two punch!
What has made the #1 ranked Wolves season so special is that they are not alone providing the offensive production. Tait Henderson, Braden Theriot, Tayt Culpepper and Kaden Shirley all scored two runs each and Bryce Zehr, Drew Browning and Colton Blundell got hits.
Weston batted around in the first inning to score 11 runs on 7 hits, 4 walks and two errors, including back-to-back jacks by Waters and Tolar. The Wolves followed with four more in the second on a Waters grand slam. The victory was the 9th in a row that the Wolves have won by 10 runs or more.
Culpepper got the win by giving up just one hit and getting all six out by strikeout. Tait Henderson relieved to strike out two of the three batters he faced in the one inning he pitched that due to an error saw Bastrop scored an unearned run.
WP – Culpepper (2-0)
LP – Glossow
2B – Tolar 2, Theriot
HR – Waters 3, Tolar
RBI – Waters 8, Browning 2, Tolar, Blundell
SB – Culpepper, Delaney, Tolar, Zehr, Theriot
Lady Wolves fall to D’Arbonne Woods
Class 2A, D’Arbonne Woods scored five runs in the first two innings and allowed only five singles all game to Weston batters to take a 9-1 victory. The second straight loss dropped the Lady Wolves to 3-3 on the season with D’Arbonne Woods improving to 5-7.
Alaina Trosclair put Weston on top by coaxing a walk, stealing second and scoring on a Lexi Barmore single up the middle. Taylor Chatham got a hit in the third and Barmore got her second of the day in the fourth. McKenzie Hargrove and Josie Irvin both got hits iin the 7th inning but became two of seven that got stranded on base as Weston had the back luck of seemingly everything hit being right at a defender.
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