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  • Flora Wolves Win Big Wolfgals suffer defeat at Olney

  • Flora Wolves Win Big
    Wolfgals suffer defeat at Olney
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  • Olney - The Flora Wolves win big at Olney 12 - 4, while the Wolfgals suffer defeat 11 - 9.
    The Flora Wolves took a little revenge on the Olney Tigers on Monday, May 5th by defeating them on their home field 12 - 4 after being defeated by the Tigers by the score of 11 - 1 on March 28th at Mike Jennings Field in Flora.
    The Flora Wolves jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning when Wolves Trey Thompson hit a single that scored Zach Allison who drew a walk and Bryce Pearce who had started things off with a single of his own.
    The Tigers got on the scoreboard when Miller singled to centerfield scoring R. Eagleson. A big inning in the top of the third for the Wolves as they scored three runs as Zach Allison singled, Blake Fitch singled scoring Allison, Trey Thompson hit a  two run Home-Run over the centerfield fence making the score 5 - 1 . The Tigers scored one run in the bottom of the third inning with the Wolves still up 5 - 2. The Tigers scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning with Flora in the lead 5 - 3 staying that way through the top of the sixth inning.
    In the top of the sixth the Wolves scored again off a Bryce Pearce single plating Durre who had walked. The Flora Wolves scored a total of five runs in the top of the sixth inning and held the Tigers scoreless after six with the score 10 - 3 Flora.
    Rase Collins started things off for Flora in the top of the seventh with a single to centerfield, Zach Allison singled to right-field and Pearce drew a walk. Collins scored off a Blake Fitch single to right-field and Allison scored after tagging up after Trey Thompson flied out to centerfield. The score was then 12 - 3 Flora in the middle of the seventh. The Tigers last chance to to get it done scored only one run in the bottom of the seventh, securing a win for the Wolves.
    The winning pitcher for the Wolves was Bryce Pearce throwing a complete game with a total of 180 pitches, 116 of those being strikes. Taking the loss for the Tigers was Zuber, throwing a total of 93 pitches, 57 of those being strikes. The Tigers used four pitchers on the day, but failed to get it done on the hill.
    Flora Wolves Hitting:
    The big hitter on the day for the Wolves was Trey Thompson who went 3-for-5, Home-Run, 5-RBIs, one run scored. Zach Allison 3-for-4, four runs scored; Tristan Litaker 3-for-5, double, two RBIs; Bryce Pearce 2-for-4, two runs scored, RBI; Rase Collins 3-for-4, double, two runs scored; Blake Fitch 2-for-3, two runs scored, three RBIs; Jeremiah Allison 1-for-2; Luke Durre run scored.
    As a team the Flora Wolves scored 12 runs off 17 hits, 14 singles, 2-doubles, 1-Home-Run, 11 RBIs, six walks, only three strike-outs in 35 at bats, with 4-errors.
    Page 2 of 3 - The Flora Wolves are 12 - 13 overall on the season, 6 - 3 in the LIC. The Wolves next games will be on Wednesday, May 7th at home versus North Clay at 4:30 p.m., then on the road to Benton Thursday, May 8th and Friday May 9th to Effingham. Game times are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. for all three games.
    Flora Wolfgals vs. Olney Lady Tigers:
    The Flora Wolfgals were not as fortunate as the Wolves with a victory, the Wolfgals suffered a defeat by the score of 11 - 9.
    The Lady Tigers scored one run in the bottom of the first taking the lead 1 - 0, then scored three more runs in the bottom of the second inning to increase their lead by the score of 4 - 0 at the end of two innings.
    The Wolfgals came back in the top of the third inning scoring three runs closing the Lady Tigers deficit by the score of 4 - 3. The Lady Tigers scored one run in the bottom of the third inning, one run in the fourth inning and three runs in the fifth inning to give them a lead of 9 - 3.
    Flora Wolfgals not quitting scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning when Meg Hout hit a three run Home-Run over the left centerfield fence, establishing a rally closing the score gap to 9 - 6 in the middle of six. The Lady Tigers scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, still keeping the lead at 11 - 6.
    In the top of the seventh inning it was the Wolfgals last chance to tie the score and take the lead. The Wolfgals with Allison Carder hitting a single. First baseman Kenzie Jennings stepped to the plate and hit a two run shot for a Home-Run over the fence cutting into the Lady Tigers lead of 11 - 8. Crimson Jones keeping the rally going hit a double, with Meg Hout coming to the plate, hitting a home-run at her last at bat. Hout continuing hit a single with a throwing error that scored Jones from second base making the score 11 - 9. The rally ended and so did the game as the Olney Lady Tigers defeated the Flora Wolfgals by the score of 11 - 9.
    The winning pitcher for the Lady Tigers was Larissa Michels throwing a complete game with two strike-outs, walking one, hitting one batter in seven innings. Taking the loss for the Wolfgals was Meg Hout pitching six innings, striking-out two, walking one, hitting one batter.
    Flora Wolfgals Hitting:
    Meg Hout 2-for-4, Home-Run, run scored, three RBIs; Kenzie Jennings 3-for-4, Home-run, two runs scored, two RBIs; Allison Carder 3-for-4, double, two runs scored, two RBIs; Crimson Jones 2-for-4, two doubles, two runs scored; Taylor Allen 1-for-4, run scored; Kaylee Lusk run scored, stolen base.
    Page 3 of 3 - The Flora Wolfgals are now 10 - 9 overall on the season and 4 - 4 in the LIC. The Wolfgals next games are Thursday, May 8th for a rain out conference game with Newton and then on Friday, May 9th as they travel to Effingham.Game times are scheduled at 4:30 p.m. for both games.
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