By Jeremy McDonald
The ace of a pitching staff is no easy task for anyone, but don’t say that to Woodcreek’s Jacy Boles.
In 2015, the junior is an amazing 15-1 after Tuesday’s game versus Rocklin with under a 1.5 earned run average and over 90 strikeouts on the season.
“ I focus in on every batter and I focus on every single at-bat,” described Boles. “I don’t ever look ahead and I don’t look back. If I walk someone I just move on to the next player.”
The key for the dominance is how she’s about to change it up.
“Just mixing it up,” Boles said. “I’ve been throwing different speeds and every single game I have a different pitch that’s go too.
“One game it’s my curve ball that I go too and another game it’s my rise ball is my go to. So it’s just mixing it up.”
In her 15th win against Rocklin, where she allowed just one run in a complete game effort despite having a high pitch count following a hard start of the game.
“I finished good. I was getting a lot of pitches, I was getting a lot of batters,” Boles said of the game. “I think at the end I did good, I pumped myself up and had a good game.”
Boles have already verbally committed to Division-I UC-Riverside for softball, but is focusing on her goals between now and when she gets to the campus.
“I want to get better mentally, like get stronger mentally and become more of a leader,” she said.
The first step for her to work towards her goals is this playoff season, where her and the Timberwolves entered with a 21-1-1 overall record and completed Sierra Foothill League play with a perfect 12-0 record.