It was the weekend that wasn’t for the Lady Wolves. Three games in the Quitman Tournament became three losses that extended the losing streak to three weeks. On Friday, Weston fell to Class 4A Evangel of Shreveport 16-11. Then on Saturday the Lady Wolves got hammered twice. First was a 16-1, 2 ½ inning loss to Class A Glenbrook out of Minden. This was followed by a 14-1 walloping from Winnfield.
Allowing big innings was the culprit in all three. Against Evangel the Lady Wolves gave up four or more three times in the last four innings. Glenbrook scored 10 and 6 in the first two with Winnfield posting an 8 spot in the second and five more in the fourth. Shoddy defense didn’t help matters either as Weston committed five errors in each of the three games.
Back on March 7th the Lady Wolves scored a season high 17 runs in their victory against Georgetown that gave Weston a 3-1 record. In the seven straight losses since Weston has scored just 18 runs total. Shoddy defense hasn’t helped matters either as Weston has now committed five errors or more in five straight games and a total of 33 in the seven defeats.
Winnfield 14 Weston 1: Three errors and a three run home run led to eight second inning runs for Winnfield that blew the game open. Conversely Weston didn’t get their first hit until the fourth inning when Emma Kate McBride scored the only run after slapping a double and being driven in by another double off the bat of Layken Roberts. Mary Catherine Hay got Weston’s only other hit. The victory improved Class AA Winnfield to 9-7 record. McBride took the loss for Weston, who fell to 3-8 on the season.
Weston 0 0 0 1 0 – 1 3 5
Winnfield 0 8 1 5 x – 14 8 0
WP – Davidson
LP – McBride (2-4)
2B – McBride, Roberts
RBI – Roberts
RS – McBride
Glenbrook 16 Weston 1: Jacie Ledford’s double scored Taylor Chatham, who had walked and stolen two bases to give Weston a brief one run lead. Then Glenbrook came to bat. Six hits and four walks later the game was basically over as Glenbrook sent 14 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs. The second inning wasn’t much better as Glenbrook batted around again and scored six more runs. Meanwhile Weston managed just two more hits. Chatham and Ledford hit back-to-back singles after Lexi Barmore and Josie Irvin reached on an error and a walk but no runs were scored as Weston had two runners called out running the bases.
Weston 1 0 0 – 1 3 5
Glenbrook 10 6 x – 16 10 1
WP – n/a
LP – Ferguson (1-3)
2B – Ledford
RBI – Leford
RS – Chatham
SB – Chatham 2
Evangel 16 Weston 11: The Lady Wolves opened tourney play by taking a 6-0 and 8-2 lead in the first two innings only to see Class 4A Evangel score 14 runs over the final four innings to take the 16-11 victory. The loss was especially disheartening as the Lady Wolves touched up Evangel pitching for 13 hits, their second highest total of the season, but stranded ten runners including leaving the bases loaded in the fifth and seventh innings.
Weston opened the game by sending 11 batters to the plate and tying their season high in runs scored in an inning. Lexi Barmore reached twice by coaxing a walk to start the inning and then later getting hit by a pitch. Mary Catherine Hay and Layken Roberts also drew free passes and Lainee Trosclair, Jacie Ledford and Betty McCarty hit singles. Emma Kate McBride also reached on an error.
Taylor Chatham, Ledford and Josie Irvin helped stretch the lead to 8-2 after two innings of play with back-to-back-to-back singles. The Lady Wolves continued to hit Evangel pitching over the next four innings but a double play and two runners getting thrown out on the base paths crushed any scoring opportunities. Weston broke out the big bats in the bottom of the seventh as McBride hit a triple and Barmore a double that sandwiched McCarty and Chatham’s third hit of the game each but the rally was too little, too late.
Evangel 0 2 0 5 4 1 4 – 16 14 4
Weston 6 2 0 0 0 0 3 – 11 13 5
WP – n/a
LP – Aldy
2B – Barmore
3B – McBride
RBI – McCarty 3, Barmore, Hay, Irvin, Chatham
RS – Chatham 2, Ledford 2, McBride 2, McCarty, Roberts, Hay, Trosclair, Barmore
SB – Hay, Ledford, McCarty
Lady Wolves fall to 0-2 in district play
Josie Irven slapped a pair of doubles and scored twice and Leila Roberts drove in two runs, but Choudrant rapped out 12 hits and took advantage of 7 walks and 5 Weston errors to win 12-5. The loss dropped the Lady Wolves to 3-5 on the season and 0-2 in district. Choudrant improved to 13-3 overall and secured second place in 2B play with a 2-1 record.
The Lady Aggies scored two in the second and four in the third to forge ahead 6-1 after 2 ½ inning. Weston clawed their way back to narrow the deficit to 6-4 after five but Choudrant scored two in the sixth inning and four more in the seventh to win going away.
The loss overshadowed Betty McCarty’s first two hits and run scored of the season. She also stole a base. Lexi Barmore scored twice, Taylor Chatham drove in a run and Jacie Ledford got a hit to round out the Wolves offensive effort. Penelope Ferguson was the losing pitcher.
Choudrant 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 – 12 12 4
Weston 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 – 5 6 5
LP – Ferguson
2B – Irvin 2
RBI – Roberts 2, Chatham
RS – Irvin 2, Barmore 2, McCarty 1
SB – McCarty
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