May 5, 2015

Wolves split in softball action

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Watford City’s varsity girls softball team split in softball action as the Wolves fell to Wing/Wilton, 7-6, before splitting in double-header action against Bottineau.
Watford City 6, Wing/Wilton 7
In spite of a spectacular day from Kamryn Grimes both on the mound and at the plate, the Wolves dropped a close, 7-6 game, to Wing/Wilton.
Grimes was a perfect four for four at the plate with a pair of doubles and singles at the plate, while striking out 16 batters.
Watford City jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but couldn’t hold on for the win.
Watford City 8, Bottineau 11
Watford City 10, Bottineau 9
In a high-scoring double-header, Watford City split with Bottineau on Friday. Bottineau got the best of Watford City taking the first game, 11-8, with the Wolves bouncing back to win the second game, 10-9.
Sixteen hits weren’t enough for the Wolves in the first game as Bottineau battled back in the late innings to take the win.
Kamryn Grimes took the loss on the mound for the Wolves as she allowed 11 runs in seven innings, walked six and struck out 11.
While the Wolves lost the opening game, Watford City rebounded in the second game to take a 10-9 win.
In another slugfest that saw a combined 25 hits, including 10 extra base hits in the game, Watford City exploded for a 5-0 lead after two innings of play, and then held off Bottineau.
Grimes got the win for the Wolves in spite of allowing nine runs over seven innings. She struck out five, walked four and surrendered 12 hits.
Tarynn Jacobson, Karissa Monsen, Grimes and Avery Sundeen combined for 11 hits and four RBIs for the Wolves.