Wellington High School's baseball and softball teams both swept double headers from Circle Monday in a strong wind.
The Wellington High School baseball team found its bats Monday and beat Circle twice, 15-8 and 11-6 in games played in a strong wind.
In the first game, Wellington got five runs in the second, and added nine more in the third thanks to some timely hits and Circle errors. Wellington had 13 hits to 11 for Circle.
Wesley Gilmore had two doubles, going 3-for-four at the plate, scoring twice and driving in three. Andrew Horn and Houston Sober also had doubles. Trevor Nance was 3-for-5 with two rbi. Horn and Sober each had two hits.
Jarret Coulter had three doubles for Circle.
Jarod Huck got the win for Wellington with five innings pitched. He struck out eight and gave up seven hits. Adam Condit pitched two innings of relief, giving up four hits and striking out three.
In the second game Wellington again got a big lead and held on. Wellington had four runs in the second enroute to a 7-0 lead after four innings. Circle got three in the fifth and three more in the seventh, but could not close the gap.
Wellington had 15 hits, to six for Circle.
Nance had a home run and was 3-for-4 at the plate with five rbi.
Austin Dunn, Jaden Hines, Houston Sober, Wesley (Happy) Gilmore, and Jalen Macias all had doubles for the Crusaders. Hines and Gilmore each had two doubles.
Wellington is now 8-5 on the season.
The Wellington High School softball team evened its record at 7-7 after beating Circle twice Monday. The Lady Crusaders held on for an 8-6 win in the first game, and then won the second game 16-6.
In the first game, Wellington scored four in the second and led 7-0 after five innings. Circle scored three in the sixth and three more in the seventh, but could get no closer. Wellington had 11 hits, to six for Circle, but the Lady Crusaders had four errors as well.
Jade Dry and Baylee DeJarnett each had doubles for Wellington. Dry, DeJarnett, Carlie McComb, Peyton Adams and Brianna Mullen each had two hits for Wellington.
Dry was the winning pitcher, going seven innings, giving up six hits and striking out six.
In the second game, Wellington led 8-2 going into the fourth, and Circle got within two by scoring four in the fourth. Wellington ended the game by scoring eight runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Wellington had 17 hits, with Ryleigh Buck and Taylor Zimmerman each hitting home runs. It was Buck’s only hit and she drove in three. Peyton Adams was 3-for-3 with a triple, a double and a single. Zimmerman also had a single.
Carlie McComb was 4-for-4 with a double. Baylee DeJarnett added a double and a single. Abby Goodrum ahd two singles.
Adams was the winning pitcher, giving up eight hits and striking out six.