Wolves win 1 of 2 | Fastpitch
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
May 8, 2012 · 6:53 AM
The Coupeville fastpitch team won one of two games in an usual home double header Monday, May 7.
The Wolves played two different teams on the same day because of previous rainouts, defeating South Whidbey 10-8 and losing to Lakewood 19-7.
Coupeville closes out Cascade Conference play at Sultan Tuesday, May 8, and then hosts a district loser-out game at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The Wolves erased a 6-1 South Whidbey lead with a six-run third inning, fell behind 8-7 an inning later, then went up for good with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
In the third, Bree Messner started the onslaught with a single. After Chevy Reyes walked, Haley Sherman moved the runners up with a sacrifice bunt. Taya Boonstra walked to load the bases.
An error off the bat of Madeline Roberts, a walk to McKayla Bailey and a single by Ali Trumbull plated a couple of runs and then a two-out, pinch double by Arianna Johnson finished the inning.
Down 8-7, Coupeville came back again in the third. Reyes singled, then with two outs Roberts singled and Bailey doubled for two runs.
Starter Trumbull blanked the Falcons over the next two innings, then Bailey closed out the win.
Hailey Hammer and Haley Sherman also had singles in the win.
Lakewood used an 11-run third inning to build a big lead in the second game.
Down 12-0 and minus two starters because of injury, the Wolves battled back and scored four in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to trim the gap to 12-7.
In the third, Roberts' triple and Bailey's double sparked the four-run rally.
Singles by Madeline Stasburg, Hammer and Messner led to a two-run fourth.
Johnson doubled and scored the final Coupeville run in the fifth.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.