Friday, April 22, 2011

WRHS softball to host Twin in GBC showdown

Wolverines rout Burley 18-3 in home debut

Going into its biggest Great Basin Conference weekend of the season, the Wood River High School softball team enjoyed another hitting explosion Tuesday, beating Burley 18-3 in a three-inning run-rule game on the Hailey diamond.

Wood River (6-6, 5-0 league), taking advantage of eight free passes, eight hits and eight Bobcat errors, scored 10 runs in the second and added eight in the third. Summing up, 10 of the 18 runs scored by the Wolverines were unearned.

First baseman Sydney Tidwell (3 hits, 3 runs, 2 RBI) opened the barrage with a leadoff double in the second. Coach Dale Martin's Wolverines sent up 15 batters in the outburst. Outfielder Madison Gove belted a three-run double and Shelby Cooper chipped in with a two-run double.

In the third, Josie Dawson's two-run double sparked another big bat-around rally that ended the GBC league game early on the 15-run rule. The winning pitcher was senior righty Ali Levy (60 pitches, 4 hits, 1 earned run). She improved to 5-4 on the year.

Burley fell to 3-9, 1-8 in the Great Basin. The result kept Wood River unbeaten in league, having won its five GBC games by a 78-25 margin. Hailey enters a three-game series with Twin Falls (8-5, 7-2) today, Friday at Twin Falls and Saturday, April 23 in Hailey (11 a.m. and 1 p.m. games).

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