Lady Wolves softball had a tough week of home losses as they played Gunnison Tuesday and hosted Millard on Thursday.
Last Tuesday’s home game was against the Gunnison Bulldogs. The first inning began with two walks for the Bulldogs. After a fly ball caught by Kendyl Brazell and a grounder to short stop Kamryn Pierce, the bulldogs had another walk. With bases loaded and 2 outs, the Wolves gave up two hits, allowing Gunnison to score four runs. With another catch by Brazell in center field, the Wolves were up to bat. Jacey Crane took her base after being hit by the first pitch. After singles from Pierce, Nielsen, and Johnson the Wolves were able to score three before getting the third out. With four walks, several hits, and finally a two-run home run, the Bulldogs scored thirteen runs in the second inning. The Wolves ended the inning with two strike outs and a ground out. After watching the game slip away in the second inning, the Wolves could not recover. They struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively, giving up 20 runs. The game ended in the 4th inning with a score of 3-20 for the Bulldogs.
Thursday the Millard Eagles came for a rematch after the nine inning loss two weeks ago. While fighting the rain and wind in the first few innings, the score was tied at two going into the fourth inning after a home run by senior McKayla Crane. Senior Abbie Johnson hit a triple in the fourth sending Kaylie Page home. Johnson was able to score with the second out being a sacrifice steal of McKenzie Brown to second base. At the end of the fifth, the score was tied at five with the next two innings going scoreless. This sent the teams into an extra inning again. Using international extra inning rules, a courtesy runner is placed on second base to begin each up to bat. Millard scored six runs to take the lead at the top of the eighth. North Sevier was only able to score one run as Laynie Nielsen hit a double, sending Pierce, the courtesy runner, to score. Nielsen was left on second as the Millard Eagles got three outs, ending the game 6-11.
The Lady Wolves have two more home games this week with Piute on Tuesday and Wayne on Friday. The JV will compete in a tournament in Richfield on Saturday.