WM softball bounces back in a big way

Royals’ slugger Chelsea Wandersee uncorks a ball during WMHS’ 10-0 loss to NYA. (News staff photo by Christopher Officer)

Royals’ slugger Chelsea Wandersee uncorks a ball during WMHS’ 10-0 loss to NYA. (News staff photo by Christopher Officer)

After a tough 10-0 loss to Norwood-Young America April 21, the Royals softball squad rebounded nicely scoring their own 10-0 win over Sibley East the next day, pushing their record to 4-2.

The Royals’ uncharacteristic 10-run loss was riddled with walks and errors.

“This was an early season game against a quality opponent,” said Royals’ head coach Scott Isakson. “Now we need to take what we learned and get back to work and improve on our game.”

And improve they did. The Royals wasted little time getting back to their winning ways. WMHS dominated the Wolverines from start to finish, surrendering just two hits. Pitchers Lily Reinert and Megan Kreatz struck out nine Wolverines on the way to their shutout win.

“Reinert and Kreatz did a solid job keeping the Sibley East hitters off balance,” Isakson said.

While the Royals’ performance in the circle was sensational, the bats took a little while to wake-up.

After being held scoreless for the first two frames, the bats came alive and WMHS exploded for six runs in the third.

“It took a little bit for us to adjust to Sibley East’s pitching, but once we did the runs followed,” said Isakson.

Control in the circle played a crucial role in the Royals’ last two contests. In their loss to NYA, the Royals walked nine batters and struck out six. In their win against Sibley East, WMHS issued just four free passes and punched out nine.

 

Contact Christopher Officer at christopher.officer@ecm-inc.com

 

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