Hits drive way to wins for Lady Wolves

Clarkston News Sports Writer
Hard hitting and tough defense toppled two OAA Red teams for the Clarkston Varsity Softball team last week.
“They got the job done,” said Don Peters, head coach of the Lady Wolves. “They were all business. It’s four more league wins – that’s always good.”
The Lady Wolves defeated Stoney Creek last Thursday in a double header opening with a 15-2 game.
Abbey Tolmie went 2-for-3 at the plate with four RBIs. Sierra Kersten hit a home run and Abbey Barta had a double with three RBIs. Olivia Warrington was the winning pitcher.
The girls opened the second game with seven runs as they defeated the Cougars 14-5.
“They hit whatever they threw out,” Peters added.
For hitting, Hannah Cady and Paige Blevins went 4-for-4 with one RBI each. Blevins had four runs scored. Kersten went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Warrington and Tolmie both went 2-for-3. Warrington had two RBIs. Barta went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.
Warrington was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts.
The Lady Wolves opened the week with 12-1 and 11-1 wins over Troy, May 9.
“The girls were just hitting the ball,” Peters said. “Sometimes you have that rhythm going and they had some great hits. The whole team was hitting the ball hard and playing hard.”
He added playing in the Michigan Stars tournament, May 6-7, helped the team.
“You get five games in and played some very competitive teams,” he said. “It’s one of the things going into tournaments like that you get multiple games in and you can grow as a team. In a weekend you can get 20 at bat. The more at bats you get the better hitter you become and the more pitches you see.”
The Lady Wolves opened the week against Troy Athens.
They head to Ann Arbor for the River Rat tournament with their bracket filled state-ranked teams.
“That’s why we go,” Peters said. “We want to get better. The more competition and the tougher the competition, the more you find out about your team and areas you are strong at and where you need to improve. It is going to be very challenging. I am looking forward to it.”
They head to North Farmington on Tuesday and play Lapeer on May 31 before heading into district playoffs on June 3.

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