Wolverines tame Falcons, 13-3
Pitcher August Moore notched her second win of the season and Casey Farrah went 4-for-4 at the plate leading the Wolverines to a 13-3 softball win over Mountain Valley at Wiscasset Middle High School Wednesday, May 9.
Moore struck out two batters in going the distance for the Wolverines. Farrah drove in two runs with a double in the third and singled three times. Sydnie Thayer rapped a triple, and Kelsey Jones had an extra base it, singled and scored three times for Wiscasset.
Lindsey Gordon, who walked three times, scored three runs for WMHS. In the fifth inning she made a diving catch in left field robbing the Falcons’ Nicole McKenna of an extra base hit.
“It’s nice to see our hitting come around,” Coach Gordon Campbell said after the game. “We played very well defensively too. They threatened to score in the first inning but we held them.”
Maeve Blodgett, Corey Campbell and Liz Pratt all had base hits for the Wolverines. Taylor Henry had two hits for the visitors and Audra Bean was the losing pitcher. Wiscasset put two runs on the scoreboard in the first inning and then added a run in the second and third. The Falcons made it a 3-1 ballgame with an unearned run in the third.
Coach Campbell said his team put the game away scoring three runs in the fifth and six more in the sixth. “We were more aggressive running the bases this afternoon.”
The win followed a disappointing loss for WMHS at Lisbon, 16-15, in seven innings on Monday, May 7. Moore pitched all seven innings and took the loss. Gordon had two hits, one in the fifth inning and another in the sixth. Potter, Blodgett and Jones had base hits. The Greyhounds’ two pitchers walked a combined 20 batters. Mallory Fairbanks was credited with the win.
WMHS will travel to Wales to play Oak Hill Friday, May 11, returning home to play Telstar Monday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. On May 18, the team will take on Carrabec.