Lady Wolves set new season scoring mark

Weston 15 Plainview 11 (Friday) The Lady Wolves made impressive rallies not once, not twice, but three times to win the thrilling contest that had more swings in it than a school yard playground.

Down 4-0, Weston scored five in the top of the fourth to take the lead only to once more fall four runs down in the bottom of the fifth. Again, Weston dug deep and responded with four runs in the top of the sixth to tie the contest at nine apiece. The emotional gamut of agony to exhilaration back to agony was felt by the Lady Wolves once again when Plainview scored two in the bottom of the sixth to go up 11-9 setting the stage for Weston’s final push.

Not to be denied, Weston responded with six runs in the top of the seventh to take their first lead of the game. The decisive inning started with Alaina Trosclair hit a pop fly single and Raelynn Shell following with one out hit. Then with two outs Carly Jo Griffin smashed a three-run bomb over the center field fence that put Weston up 12-11. Riding the newfound emotional high, the next six Weston batters reached base with Jacie Ledford and Gracie Mudge hitting singles, Carlynn Waters stroking a double, Alaina Trosclair and Faith Beamesderfer drawing walks and Jaylin Williams reaching on an error. Ansley Aldy secured the victory by striking out two in the bottom of the 7th and coaxing a groundout to give Weston their third victory of the year and second in the last two games. Griffin led the Weston offense with 4 hits in 5 at bats that included a triple and home run, stole a base, scored twice, and knocked in a career high six runs. Waters (3RBI, 2RS, 2SB) and Mudge (RBI, SB)) chipped in with three hits while Ledford (3B, SB, RBI, 3RS), Trosclair (2B, 2RS, SB) and Aldy (RS) all got two hits. Beamesderfer (2RBI, 2SB, RS) and Raelynn Shell (2RS, SB, RS) got a hit apiece and Williams scored twice and stole one of the eight bases Weston swiped in the game.

Weston (3-8) 0 0 0 5 0 4 6 – 15 18 5
Plainview (0-4) 0 3 1 1 4 2 0 – 11 7 2
WP – Aldy, LP – Thompson
2B – Waters, Trosclair
3B – Griffin, Ledford
HR – Griffin
RBI – Griffin 6, Waters 3, Beamesderfer 2, Mudge, Ledford, Shell
RS – Ledford 3, Griffin 2, Waters 2, Trosclair 2, Williams 2, Shell 2, Beamesderfer, Aldy
SB – Waters 2, Beamesderfer 2, Shell, Griffin, Williams, Trosclair

Calvin 19 Weston 5 (Friday) By the time the top of the first inning was over, for all intents and purposes, so was the game. Calvin sent 20 batters to the plate to open the contest, getting six hits and a walk before the first out was recorded. At innings end the Lady Cougars had accumulated 8 hits, had four get on via walks and five more from Weston errors to take a 15-0 lead.

The victory at the Smoothie King Invitational hosted by Quitman High but being played at the Ruston Parks and Recreation Sports Complex was Calvin’s fourth in a row and improved the record of the 8th ranked team in Class C to 7-4 on the year. Weston fell to 2-8 overall.

After Calvin added three runs in the next half inning, Weston gamely started fighting back as Penelope Ferguson and Hailey Chatham hit back-to-back doubles and triples for a run. The Lady Wolves added four more in the bottom of the third. Two of the runs came quick as Carly Jo Griffin opened the frame with a single and scored when Jacie Ledford, who went 3/3 adding a double, stolen base, run scored and and two RBI, belted her first home run of the year over the left center field fence. Alaina Troslcair brought in Gracie Mudge with a double and then scored herself on Betty McCarty’s single for Weston’s final runs.

Calvin (7-4) 15 3 1 0 – 19 10 0
Weston (2-8) 0 1 4 0 x – 5 8 6
WP – n/a, LP – Aldy
2B – Ferguson, Ledford, Trosclair
3B – Chatham
HR – Ledford
RBI – Ledford 2, Trosclair, McCarty, Chatham

Monterey 6 Weston 3 (Saturday) Scoring two in the first and second innings was all the runs that Monterey would need in the first of two games the Lady Wolves would play on Saturday at the Smoothie King Invitational in Ruston. Ansley Aldy, who led Weston with two hits and an RBI, drove in Carlynn Waters who led the inning off with hit to cut the lead to 2-1 but that would be all the runs WHS could muster until scoring a run in the sixth and seventh innings. Raelynn Shell scored a run and slapped a double as did Faith Beamesderfer. Jaylin Williams also scored. Aldy was the hard luck loser after only giving up two earned runs to Monterey, who improved to 9-4 with the win.
Weston (3-9) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 – 3 8 2
Monterey (9-4) 2 2 0 0 1 1 x – 6 8 3
WP – n//a , LP – Aldy
2B – Shell, Beamesderfer
RBI – Griffin, Aldy
RS – Waters, Shell, Williams

Bell City 19 Weston 0 (Saturday) The former #1 ranked team in Division V before being beaten by Quitman earlier in the day, took out their frustrations on the Lady Wolves by pounding out 17 hits and scoring 8 runs in the first and 9 more in the third. Offensively, the Lady Wolves had a hard time as well being limited to a double by Jacie Ledford and a single by Realynn Shell in their final game of the Smoothie King Invitational. With the loss Weston fell to 3-10 on the year, while Bell City improved to 10-4 on the season.
Bell City (10-4) 8 2 0 9 – 19 17 0
Weston (3-10) 0 0 0 0 – 0 2 5
WP – Landry, LP – Aldy
2B – Ledford

Weston edges Beekman at Choudrant Tourney

Weston 5 Beekman 4 (Saturday) With the bases loaded, Blaine Graham hit a grounder to third to drive in Jacob Gill with the go ahead run the top of the sixth inning which Tait Henderson made hold up, by stranding the tying run in scoring position over the last two Beekman at bats.

The gut check victory that saw Weston rally from an early two run deficit and then deal with Beekman tying the game twice in the final of three games played at the Choudrant Tournament, snapped a two game losing streak and upped the season record to 6-7. With their four game winning streak coming to an end, Class 2A Beekman Charter fell to 5-5 on the year.

Gill was in position to scamper home on the fielder’s choice groundout after he, Sawyer Watkins and Drew Browning drew walks to load the bases. Henderson won his first of the year by working around three Weston errors in the bottom of the sixth and a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh.

After Beekman scored twice in the bottom of the first to open the contest, Weston used aggressive base running to take a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth. Bryce Zehr got the rally started by opening the frame with a single, stole second and scored on a base hit by Henderson who took second on the throw to the plate. Cooper Delaney singled to drive Henderson home to tie the game and then scored the go ahead run after back to back singles by Cole Tolar and Watkins.

Beekman tied the game at three in their half of the inning but with Zehr getting his second hit of the game and then scoring on a Henderson double the Wolves went back up by one in the top of the fifth. Again Beekman knotted the game with a run in the bottom of the fifth setting up the decisive game winning events in the next inning.

Zehr paced the offense with three of Weston’s nine hits off Beekman pitching while adding three stolen bases and two runs. Henderson ended with two hits and a walk while knocking in a pair of runs and scoring one. Gill and Delaney, who also had an RBI, got a hit, and scored and Watkins chipped in with a hit, two walks and an RBI.

WP – Henderson (1-0), LP – Stanley
2B – Gill, Henderson
RBI – Henderson 2, Watkins, Delaney
RS – Zehr 2, Henderson, Delaney, Gill
SB – Zehr 3

Claiborne Christian 4 Weston 1 (Friday) With the scored tied 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth Claiborne Christian pushed three runs across to break open what had been a tremendous pitching duel. With the bases loaded, CCA went up 2-1 on a wild pitch then scored two more on a double and a single for the final margin.

Weston tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth thanks to back to back, two out, errors on ground balls hit by Braden Theriot and Cooper Delaney. The Wolves missed the chance for more after Cole Tolar and Sawyer Watkins singled to load the bases but all three were left stranded.

The loss was the second in two days at the Choudrant Tournament for the Wolves who fell to 5-7 overall while Claiborne Christian claimed their first victory of the year after opening with four defeats.

Weston (5-7) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 – 1 3 1
CCA (1-4) 1 0 0 0 0 3 x – 4 5 4
WP – Allen, LP – Delaney (2-3)
RS – Theriot
SB – Theriot

Choudrant 12 Weston 2 (Friday) In every sport it seems there is always one team that simply has your number. For Weston baseball that team is Choudrant. Coming into the Thursday contest between the two former district foes the defending Class B state champion Aggies have had their way with the Wolves over the past nine years.

Winning eight straight by a combined 97-4 margin, including shutting out the Wolves in four out of the last five. Not much changed in the opening game for both teams in the Choudrant Tourney played on March 9th other than by scoring twice, Weston doubled their best single game output over the stretch.

Stroking seven hits that included four doubles and taking advantage of three Weston errors, Choudrant scored nine runs in the first inning to take a 12-2 victory. The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Wolves and dropped their record to 5-6 on the year while Choudrant, the 8th ranked team in Division V among “non-select” schools, improved to 7-3.

After averaging nine hits a game and having stroked 23 extra bases in the previous ten games this season, the Wolves were only able to manage just four singles off of returning Class B All-State hurler Landon Hennon and reliever Eddie Callendar who threw three innings each. Getting hits for the Wolves was Bryce Zehr, Cole Tolar, Cooper Delaney, and Drew Browning who scored a run along with Braden Theriot. Sawyer Watkins was the hard luck loser, giving up nine runs but only two that were earned.

Weston (5-6) 0 0 1 0 0 1 – 2 4 4
Choudrant (7-3) 9 0 0 0 0 3 – 12 8 3
WP – Hennon, LP – Watkins (0-1)
RS – Theriot, Browning

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