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For the week of April 18 through April 24, 2001

Softball team sweeps season series from Filer

Home debut successful, 12-2 and 21-11 wins

The Wood River High School varsity softball team opened its 11-game homestand with a bang Tuesday afternoon at South Valley Sports Complex, Hailey. 

Wood River (6-6, 2-2 league) pounded out 25 hits and swept a Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference clash with the Filer Wildcats by scores of 12-2 and 21-11. 

The big hitter for Wood River was second baseman and leadoff hitter B.J. Adams. She rapped seven hits in eight trips, scored six runs and drove home four runs. Winning pitcher in the opening game was righthander Bri Salmon (2-2), who tossed a four-hitter and struck out four Wildcats. In the second game, righty Kristin Lyons (1-2) earned her first win, settling down after a rocky first inning to throw an eight-hitter. 

The victories for coach Chris Cey's Wolverines meant that Wood River swept the season series with SCIC rival Filer. The Wildcats were a little sloppy all day, committing 13 errors over two games and surrending 11 unearned runs. 

In the opening game, the only one that counted toward the league standings, Adams (4 hits) sparked a seven-run Wolverine first inning with a leadoff triple. Actually, she had two hits in the inning, the second one a two-run single that plated the sixth and seventh runs. 

Wood River (13 hits) got hits from eight of its nine players. Left fielder Emily Leatham (2 RBI) and third baseman Lyons had two hits each. Ashley Washburn, Jonmarie Shaw and Laurel Williams scored two runs apiece. Meanwhile, Salmon mowed down the Filer batters and the Wolverine defense played errorless ball. 

In the nightcap, Filer jumped out to a 5-0 lead when Lyons had control problems in the first inning. But Wood River (12 hits) got the runs right back and snuck ahead of Filer 7-5 on a two-run double by third baseman Salmon (3 runs and 3 RBI) in the second. Then the Wolverines batted around twice and sent 18 batters to the plate in a 14-run third inning. Center fielder Shaw (2 hits, 3 RBI) had a big two-run single in the uprising and catcher Williams (3 hits) plated the 13th and 14th runs of the frame with a two-out, two-run single. 

Adams had three hits and scored four runs, Lyons scored three runs, Washburn had another great drag bunt, Martina Zahnd scored twice and Aspen Wenglikowski scored in each of her three plate appearances.

Wood River's varsity hosts Glenns Ferry Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m.on the Hailey diamond.

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