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Wolves sweep double header
Coupeville pitcher Heather Davis represented double-trouble for Orcas Island Tuesday afternoon, as the Wolves picked up 10-0 and 9-2 victories in back-to-back games.
Coming off a five inning no-hit performance against Life Christian Saturday afternoon, Davis showed she still had her good stuff Tuesday. In the combined nine innings over two games she gave up only two walks, four hits and no earned runs. She was working on another no-hitter going into the fifth inning of game one, until it was broken on the Vikings lone hit, a bloop single over third baseman, Christine Larsons head.
Although pitching back-to-back required a lot of energy, Davis knows she will have to step up to the challenge when the playoffs roll around.
It was pretty physically demanding, but its the same as state would be, she said.
Head coach Randy Dickson is very pleased in what he has seen of late from his number one pitcher.
Im happy with how shes been pitching, shes been improving with every outing, he said. Ive been happy not so much with her lack of hits against but her not walking kids.
Along with Davis solid pitching, the Coupeville defense also showed improvement. The Wolves committed only four errors for both games, something Dickson attributes to throwing strikes.
Everyone plays better, he said. The defense is more alert to whats going on when they know the strikes are going in.
Offensively, Coupeville was helped out significantly by the bat of Kristin Gwartney in game one. The first baseman went 3-for-3 on the day with one walk and four RBI.
She hit very well, did very well running the bases and I thought played very well defensively, Dickson said.
Erica Lamb also had a two RBI double in the first game.
The Wolves received a little more help scoring their runs in the second game. Five of their runs came on errors by Orcas Island and two more came from bases loaded walks. The other two runs scored on an RBI single by Stacey Farmer and an RBI by Carly Guillory.
Orcas Island 0 0 0 0 0 00 1 2
Coupeville 2 1 3 0 1 310 6 3
Clancy, Peacock (3) and Tran. Davis and Croghan. WP-Davis, LP-Clancy.
Coupeville 1 0 6 2 09 3 1
Orcas Island 0 0 1 0 12 6 1
Davis (4) and Croghan. Harvey, Plummer (4) and Sanders. WP-Davis, LP-Harvey. Coupeville 7-5 league, 9-6 overall.
Friday harbor 10, Coupeville 5
Coupeville dropped their third game of the season to league leader Friday Harbor 10-5 Thursday afternoon.
With the loss Coupeville fell to 6-6 in league and 9-7 overall, leaving them comfortably with the number three spot in the Northwest A conference. With three games left to play, the Wolves would like to win out, but know its not crucial.
As far as momentum wed love to win them all, as far as us making the tournament we dont have to, Dickson said.
Final statistics from Thursdays contest were not reported to the News-Times.
The Wolves play their next game Tuesday, May 6 at LaConner. They then travel to Concrete Friday, May 6 and return home for their final home game scheduled at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 against Archbishop Murphy.