Posted 5/12/15 (Tue)
By Neal A. Shipman
With regular season play quickly coming to an end, Watford City’s varsity baseball team split against Lewis & Clark on Monday, May 4, and then rolled over Stanley on Thursday.
“We have been improving throughout the season in regards to all aspects - batting, pitching, fielding, and base running,” states Matt Heier, Wolves’ head coach. “The mental aspect of the game will be critical for us to have the success we hope to have in the Regional Tournament.”
Against Lewis & Clark, the Wolves took the opening game, 7-2, even though they were out-hit, 7-6. Lewis & Clark came back in the second game to blast Watford City, 13-5.
Preston Milstead earned the win for Watford City in the first game as he struck out eight batters, while giving up seven hits and two walks.
In the second game, Quayde Shores took the loss on the mound for the Wolves as he gave up 13 runs on 15 hits, while walking four batters and striking out three.
In Thursday’s action against Stanley, Watford City’s bats came alive as the Wolves scored 11 runs on 14 hits to defeat Stanley, 11-4.
Keegan Thompson earned the win for the Wolves as he struck out four batters, while giving up 11 hits.
“When looking at how the season has played out, the team that has a good approach to the plate and hits the ball well in the tournament will advance,” stated Heier.
The Wolves will be moving on to the Regional Tournament, which will be played May 15 through 19 in Turtle Lake.