Weiser baseball team adds two conference wins

The Weiser Wolverine baseball team hosted the McCall Vandals at home for an SRV rematch. The game should have been played in McCall, but due to the latest storm their field was under three inches of snow. 
 The Wolverines handled the game in five innings producing a total of 17 runs off 16 hits during 27 at bats. The final score after the 5-inning game was 17-1. 
 Weiser started the inning hitting as they were the visitors during the game. Jack Burke and Jack Shirts both hit the ball to get on base. Brett Spencer came to the plate and had a sac fly to the catcher that drew him back to the backstop net and allowed Burke to score. Dylan Turrentine came up to hit and singled to the second baseman scoring J. Shirts. It was 2-0 at the half-inning mark. 
 Kaleb Grove took the mound for the Wolverines and didn’t start off the way he wanted to with a walk, but that was all that McCall would get off the Wolverines. Grove struck two batters out and pitched a nice sac fly to Willy Shirts to retire the side. 
 Koda Coers got on quickly with a double to left field. Coers would advance to third on a wild pitch and then Grove would hit a sac fly to score him. Burke came back to the plate and had another nice single, but the offense couldn’t get any more out of the inning. 
 McCall went 3 up and 3 down on two strikeouts by Grove and another fly out to W. Shirts in centerfield. At the end of two complete innings the score was 3-1 Weiser. 
 Brett Spencer came to the plate for the Wolverines and hit a hard shot right back at the pitcher to record a single. Spencer would advance to second on a pass ball and then Willy Shirts would score Spencer on a line drive to left field for a single. W. Shirts would get to third on two passed balls and would score on Turrentine’s sac fly to center field. Payton Albertson would walk to get on base and then Coers hit a shot to left field that was over the fence and literally on the McCall bus to score two runs for the Wolverines. 
 Brock Spencer’s turn at the plate showed some patience as he worked the pitch count for a walk. Grove hit a single and Burke would double scoring Brock Spencer and advanced Grove to third. J. Shirts got his turn and hit a sac fly to first base, allowing Grove to score and advance Burke to third. Burke would be stranded as Weiser would retire their side, 9-1 Weiser.  
 McCall would reach first base on a Weiser error, but the next batter would strikeout. The next hit was a fly ball to center fielder W. Shirts who threw the ball on a rope to third baseman Brett Spencer who would tag the Vandal runner out. The final out would be recorded as a strikeout by Grove. 
 McCall changed pitchers and W. Shirts would hit a triple to right field to get the Wolverines started. Turrentine worked the pitch count for a walk as did Grove. Coers hit the ball in a fielder’s choice scoring Shirts and moving Turrentine to third and Albertson to second. Shawn Chrzanowski came to the plate for the Wolverines and got a base hit scoring Turrentine and advancing Coers to third. For the second out, Grove would hit a sac fly to center field scoring Coers and advancing Chrzanowski to second. Burke made the pitcher work by walking, but Burke and Chrzanowski would be left behind on the bases with a fly out for the third out. 
 McCall couldn’t get any momentum going in the bottom of the fourth inning with a pop up to Burke at catcher, a strikeout by Grove, and a ground out to Chrzanowski at short stop. 
 Brett Spencer worked a full count to walk for the Wolverines. W. Shirts would single on a line drive to short stop advancing Spencer. Turrentine would walk loading the bases and then Tommy Johnson came up and hit a nice single line drive to short stop to score Spencer and advance all of the runners. Coers hit a double scoring Shirts and Turrentine. Weiser recorded a couple of outs and then Burke reached first on an error at third. J. Shirts hit a single to score Coers, and advance Burke who would again be stranded for the Wolverines. 
 Weiser held McCall with 2 strikeouts and a pop up to end the game 17-1. 
 Three seniors, Burke, Coers, and W. Shirts led the Wolverines in hits on the night going 3 for 4 at the plate. Coers also recorded a whopping 5 RBIs for the contest. Grove went all 5 innings recording 1 run on 2 hits and striking out 9. 
Payette, April 20
 Weiser then travelled to Payette on Wednesday and had one heck of a game winning 21-6 in five innings. 
 The first inning was really the whole game in terms of scoring. Weiser put up 19 runs to Payette’s 4. Payette would use 6 pitchers during the game and Weiser switched things up starting with Dylan Turrentine who went 3 innings and recorded 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 strikeouts. Tommy Johnson would go an inning for Weiser recording 2 runs on 3 hits and striking out 1 batter. Payton Albertson would finish out the game for Weiser recording 0 runs on 1 hit and striking out 2. 
 In the first inning Burke came to the plate working the pitch count and walking as did J. Shirts. Burke scored on a wild pitch and J. Shirts advanced to second and then Brett Spencer would also get on with a walk. W. Shirts hit into a fielder’s choice taking Spencer off of the field but advancing his brother to third. Turrentine tried to lay down a bunt advancing Willy to second but would be thrown out for the second out. Albertson would get on with a single and score both Shirts brothers giving Weiser a  3-0 lead. 
 Coers singled and Brock Spencer worked the pitch count yet again for a walk to load the bases. Payette changed pitchers, but Grove didn’t care singling to left field and scoring Albertson and Coers. Burke walked to load the bases again. J. Shirts hit a single to right field scoring Brock Spencer, and then Brett Spencer worked a great pitch count to walk and score Grove. W. Shirts came up again and singled to left field scoring Burke and J. Shirts on an errant throw and put Spencer on second base. Brett would steal third and Turrentine would single scoring him. Albertson walked again loading the bases and Coers reached first on an error by the shortstop. W. Shirts scored, courtesy runner Finn Dolton advanced to third and Albertson advanced to second. Brock Spencer was hit by a pitch scoring Dolton and Grove singled scoring Albertson, 14-0 Weiser.  
 Burke and J. Shirts got on with walks scoring Brock Spencer. Brett Spencer would get a nice single to left field scoring Grove. W. Shirts did the same scoring Burke. Turrentine was the last hit to score during the inning with a single to center field scoring J. Shirt and Spencer. The score was 19-0 Weiser. 
 Weiser’s defense got the first 2 outs quickly with strike outs watching the ball. The third out would come after a double, a walk, 3 singles, an error, and a fielder’s choice. Once that inning was over there was very little change for the rest of the game. 
 Weiser’s offense put up 21 runs on 14 hits and had a whopping 19 RBIs during the contest. Grove led the Wolverines going 4 for 5 and 6 of those were RBIs. Turrentine wasn’t too far behind going 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Brock Spencer and Turrentine each had doubles during the game as well.  
 Head Coach Bowe von Brethorst was happy with the SRV play saying, “When we hit the ball well things happen for us. These guys have huge momentum finishing up conference play and I am just trying to help them keep the focus,” von Brethorst said. “It is kind of fun to coach with reigns instead of trying to get the horse to run so to speak,” he added. 
 Weiser will travel to Parma on Monday, host Fruitland on Wednesday and celebrate Senior Night on Monday, May 2 when they host Homedale for the seniors final home conference game. 
 Come support Weiser baseball!
 

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