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Wolves snap losing streak in big way

The Lincolnton Wolves were in dire need of breaking a five-game losing streak, so they turned to ‘Mr. Complete game’ senior Dustin Weaver.
The southpaw pitched five innings in a 12-0 win versus Chase on Tuesday. Weaver demonstrated excellent control, walking no one in a brilliant three-hitter. He also struck out seven batters.
“He did a great job, kept the ball down. He was in command the whole night,” Wolves’ head coach Cole Sigmon said.
Another senior, first baseman Matt Kuster hit a three-run homer in the top of the fifth. It was Kuster’s third homerun of the season.
While it was Kuster’s blast over the left field fence that gave the Wolves a 12-0 lead, it was the No. 2 hitter Justin Green who did the most damage at the plate. Green went 4-for-4 with three RBIs, after moving from the bottom of Lincolnton’s hitting lineup.
“He’s been swinging the bat well and he just continued today. He came through big for us,” Sigmon said.
Freshman Nate Wright also turned in a multi-hit game going 2-for-4 at the plate. Kyle Snyder went 1-for-3 and had two RBIs. Will Fox went 1-for-1 and Weaver went 1-for-2 with a double, as the away team pounded out 12 hits.
After dropping four-straight Midwest 2A games, the most recent at West Lincoln Friday, the Wolves desperately needed a conference win. Sigmon felt his team never letting the losses get them too down was part of the reason for Tuesday’s win.
“I don’t think the guys ever got down while we had the losing streak going. It’s good to get back in the win column. Hopefully, we can put a streak back together and get back in this thing (Midwest 2A race),” he said.
Another bright spot for the visitors was they were flawless in the field committing no errors.
Lincolnton is back at .500, at 8-8 on the season with a 4-5 MW 2A Conference mark. They will host Bunker Hill Thursday or Friday, depending on the weather.

Lincolnton 010 38 —12 12 0
Chase 000 00 x—0 3 3

by John Mark Brooks

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