Girls split in softball season opener
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City’s girls softball team split against Williston as the Wolves opened their 2021 season on Tuesday, April 6, in non-conference action.
The Wolves took the first game, 17-12, while the Coyotes took the second game, 21-5.
“We are happy to have a win under our belts,” stated Jolene Woodbury, Wolves head coach. “This first set of games was a good indicator of where some of our strengths and weaknesses lie.”
In the first game, Riley Faller went four of five at the plate connecting on two doubles and one home run to drive in seven runs, while Madison Spacher had a double and a home run in her three trips to the plate.
Spacher picked up the win on the mound for the Wolves striking out seven and walking six Williston batters.
The Wolves didn’t fare as well in the second game of the day, but Woodbury was still pleased with the way the team played.
Faller continued to lead the Wolves in batting as she went two for three at the plate including her second home run of the day, while Maci Comstock went two for three with one double.
Kaiser Knutson took the loss on the mound for Watford City.
“I was pretty impressed with our hitting. It was fun to watch the girls get a hold of the ball,” stated Woodbury. “As a coaching staff, we are excited to see how the program continues to develop and make its name in the Class A Division.”