With the chance for postseason play an outside hope at best, all Weston could control was making sure they finished in second place in District 1B. Mission Accomplished!
With both Castor and Weston entering into the contest with 1-1 district records, the Lady Wolves scored at least two runs in the second through fifth innings to win by an 11-7 margin and claim the runner-up spot. Jacie Ledford reached base four times with two hits and pair of walks followed closely by Carly Jo Griffin who had two hits, that included a double, two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Realynn Shell reached base three times via three walks and scored three run and Alaina Trosclair got a hit and one of the 11 free passes received from Castor pitching, scored two runs, stole two bases and had an RBI. Emma Kate McBride chipped in with a hit, got hit by a pitch, scored a run and knocked one in with Betty McCarty going 1/3 with a run scored and a RBI. Carlynn Waters got hit by a pitch twice and scored a run and Hailey Chatham got a hit and knocked a run in. Olivia Marsh got a hit in her only at bat as well. Anslee Aldy went the distance to earn the win for Weston, who improved to 7-15 overall. Castor fell to 1-2 in district 1B and 6-13 overall.
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2B – Griffin, Trosclair
RBI – Griffin, McBride, Ledford, Trosclair, McCarty, Chatham
RS – Shell 3, Griffin 2, Trosclair 2, Waters, McBride, McCarty
SB – Trosclair 2
St. Mary’s 17 Weston 0 (Tuesday) St. Mary’s sent 15 batters to the plate in the top of the second inning that resulted in 10 of the 17 runs scored to win their 17th game of the season. Weston was limited to a single by Carlynn Waters and Josie Irvin with Emma Kate McBride earning a walk and stealing a base to close out her high school athletic career. The loss dropped Weston’s season record to 7-16 on the year and relegated the Lady Wolves to a #27 ranking, three spots out of the final postseason position.
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SB – McBride
Weston loses to pair of Class 5A teams
Talk about a murderers row of games to end the season. It couldn’t be much tougher than to face a pair of Class 5A schools, including the fourth ranked team in Division I among “select” schools, the first two days of the week and finish with the top ranked team in Division V and third ranked team in Division III to end the week.
The hope was that the Wolves could muster a win or two to improve their playoff positioning but if that is to be the case then Weston must be victorious in the second half of the games. That is because the Wolves fell to West Ouachita and Alexandria Sr. High by 11-1 and 10-0 scores on Monday and Tuesday. The losses dropped Weston’s record to 15-13 but didn’t hurt their rankings as the Wolves remain at #9 in Division V.
West Ouachita 11 Weston 1 (Monday): Bryce Zehr reached base three times with two hits and a walk and knocked in Weston’s run while Tayt Culpepper, got a hit, drew a walk and scored the lone run. Sawyer Watkins also got a hit and Jacob Gill got hit by a pitch. Culpepper was saddled with the loss.
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RBI – Zehr
RS – Culpepper
ASH 10 Weston 0 (Tuesday): Alexandria Sr. High scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game via the “ten run” rule. The Trojans got 8 hits and took advantage of nine free passes and three Weston errors to run their record to 18-8 on the year while Weston was limited to a pair of Drew Browning base hits and a single each by Tait Henderson and Tayt Culpepper. Cole Tolar and Blaine Graham also drew walks for the Wolves. Sawyer Watkins took the loss in only his third start of the year.