Top ranked Weston’s juggernaut offense got back on track in a big way. The pitching staff didn’t do bad either. The Wolves opened district 2B play in a big way by smashing Simsboro 21-1 in three innings on Monday and then followed that up with a four inning 15-0 victory over Class 3A Union Parish on Tuesday.
Weston batters feasted in the two games as they collected a total of 26 hits, ten of which went for extra bases. The Wolves mound patrol did their part as well with Cooper Delaney and Tayt Culpepper combining for a no-hitter against Simsboro and Kaden Shirley turning in one of his best performances of the year with his two-hit, shut out that saw him fan eight.
It was the second inning that proved to be the difference in both games. The Wolves batted around in both games, sending 17 batters to the plate that amounted to 13 runs against Simsboro and having 12 come to the plate against Union where they scored eight. If it was the second inning that got things started it was the third in both that put the games away as Weston scored 8 and 4 respectively.
Weston broke out the heavy lumber as Delaney (5 RS, 3 RBI) and Caleb Waters (5 RBI, 4 RS) smashed home runs and hit a double each and Shirley (5 RS, 4 RBI) hit a triple. Davis Tolar (4 RS, 3 RBI) and Drew Browning (3 RS, 2 RBI) hit a pair of doubles. Braden Theriot (5 RS, 2 RBI) also hit a two bagger. Tayt Culpepper got three hits and knocked in three, while Tait Henderson scored twice and had 2 RBI.
With the victories, Weston improved to 14-5 overall and 1-0 in district 2B play with a rematch against Simsboro coming on Thursday and a non-district game at Class AA Winnfield on Friday.
Swoon continues for Lady Wolves
It is not a perfect ten that the Lady Wolves are enduring. Weston fell to Calvin by a 10-5 score on Monday and then got blasted by Class 5A Byrd 17-7 as shoddy fielding continued to cause problems. With their tenth straight loss, Weston now stands at 3-11 on the year.
The pitching tandem of Emma Kate McBride and Penelope Ferguson allowed only five hits against Calvin and gave up only six earned runs against Byrd, ranked 6th in Division 1 but fell victim to a total of 14 errors over the two games.
Lexi Barmore hit a home run in both games, added a double and scored four runs to pace the Weston offense. McBride also went deep against Byrd with Taylor Chatham hitting a triple and a double. Raelynn Shell slapped a double against Byrd and Lainee Trosclair hit a two bagger against Calvin. Jacie Ledford also chipped in with three hits and 2 RBI.
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