Softball Season Outlook
May 16, 2012 • Mitch Watkins, Sports Staff
Filed under Activities and Athletics
Wildcat Softball has exceeded all expectations for this year. Back in early March, the Wildcats won their preseason opener against East 17-1 and won two days later against Highland 14-0. We then took part in the March Warm-Up Tournament where we had a good start beating an out of state team, Bonanza, Nevada, but had rough patch to end the tournament, dropping two in a row.
Following the tourney we played two more out of state teams and went 1-1 against them and finished the preseason on a high note, winning two in a row, both by overwhelming numbers. Our season opener was against the Braves. Bountiful led most of the game until Woods Cross tied it up in the top of the 7th at 3-3, only to see Bountiful take the lead in the bottom of the same inning. Bountiful won 4-3. We quickly rebounded the next game and blew East out 18-2 with Mariah Maestas as the hot hand on the mound while Kirstin Adamson had two doubles.
The girls softball team went on to have a great season after that earning impressive victories over Region rivals including East and Highland. The Wildcats beat Highland 23-0 in one game scoring twenty-two runs in the third inning. Alex Flygare had a double and Manni Johnson belted a homerun.
Woods Crossed finished 13-13 overall and 7-9 in Region earning then the #4 Seed in the State Tourney. They played at Salem Hills, the #1 Seed from Region 8. They kept us scoreless through five innings, beating us 11-0.
The Wildcats will play tomorrow in a consolation game against Skyline at Woods Cross at 4 P.M. Come support them!