Woodcreek Defeats Rocklin, Goes Undefeated in SFL
By Jeremy McDonald
Rocklin manage to challenge Woodcreek Tuesday afternoon and picked up six hits on a tough pitcher in Jacy Boles.
Boles would settle in late in the game as the Timberwolves completed Sierra Foothill League play a perfect 12-0 with a 5-1 victory.
“The girls played well,” said Woodcreek head coach Jeff Fischer. “We came out with Holli (McNeil) hitting that two-run homerun which was nice, that broke the ice for us a little bit.
“It was their senior night, you know they’re going to be tough. Everytime we play Rocklin, it’s a tough game it doesn’t matter what their record is.”
Rocklin's offense was able to force the T’Wolve's Jacy Boles to throw a high volume of pitches in the first two innings of the game.
But couldn't get a run on the board as the Woodcreek McNeil was able to do so for Woodcreek with a two-out, two-run homerun in the top of the first for a 2-0 lead.
Emmalie Hopping would get the Thunder on the board in the bottom of the third with a single to mid center field to cut the Timberwolves lead to 2-1 entering the fourth.
After a pair of one, two, three innings in the fourth, Woodcreek would get their bats going once more as Kendall Henry drove two in on a RBI Double in the top of the fifth.
For Rocklin starter Sami Storjand, the plan was to limit the ‘big hits’.
“I was trying to say ‘no hits’, like I didn’t want any big hits over the hits,” she said. “I mean they’re a good hitting team, they’re going to get hits, it is what it is.
That was followed by a RBI single by Henry that would ice the Timberwolves perfect Sierra Foothill League season.
“It was a hard fought game, they’re one of the better teams in the area, and their record proves it” said Rocklin head coach Marissa Hardy. “I don’t know if (Woodcreek) played a tight game like that and faced that pressure in a while. So I think we gave them that pressure and we feel good heading into playoffs.”