Wolves open play with split
The Sight & Sound Wolves will have to navigate through the losers’ ‘A’ bracket if they want to come away with any hardware from the NAFA World Series in Topeka, Kan.
After winning their opening game 8-1 yesterday, the Fort Frances-based squad fell 12-4 this morning in a second-round game to the Santa Rose Fastpitch from California.
“We hung in there for about three innings, and then in the fourth their bats finally caught up with our pitching and they were able to break it open.
“I think they got four home runs when all was said and done,” he added.
This loss put a damper on the Wolves’ solid start with their 8-1 victory over the Marquette Fence from Michigan yesterday afternoon.
“They were a very fun team to play against,” Carlson noted.
“Every team that is here is very competitive, and our bats really came through in that win.
“It’s always nice to score first, which we did in both games, but the tables were turned on us this time around,” he remarked.
Kevin Gemmell led the way offensively in yesterday’s win by going 2-for-3 at the plate. On the mound, Murray Armstrong fanned four batters over five innings.
The Wolves now have to wait and see who they’ll face in their next contest, which is slated for tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
“At this point, it’s win or go home,” Carlson stressed.
“Our game plan will be to put the best lineup that we can out on the field and to win every time,” he reasoned.
The tournament runs until Sunday, with the finals taking place at 3 p.m.