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Lady Wolves win seventh-straight

GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger

Keetyn Townsley covers first base on a bunt attmpt, stretching to try and get an out on a bang-bang play at first.
GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger Keetyn Townsley covers first base on a bunt attmpt, stretching to try and get an out on a bang-bang play at first.

WINFIELD — Since a loss in their season opener at Louisa-Muscatine, the Winfield-Mt. Union softball team has been on fire. The Wolves have now won seven-straight games, giving up just 10 runs total over that time frame.

The Wolves pitched their second shutout of the year on Thursday night, shutting down Lone Tree 4-0 to pick up a SEISC North Division win.

“Our defense was solid,” said head coach Walt Jackson after last night’s win. “Kayreanna (Sharar) and Keetyn (Townsley) on the right side catching balls in the air. Liana (Sweezer) on the left side snagging balls and making throws, and Madie (Anderson) on the mound. When she’s on, she’s hard to hit. We just have a good defensive team that fortunately hasn’t made many errors.”

Anderson gave up just three hits and one walk over seven innings of work, striking out 11 batters in the win.

W-MU only had four hits all night, but that turned into four runs. The Wolves scored a run in the first inning, two in the third and one more in the sixth.

Carlee Sloan went 2-3 with a double and two RBis. Liana Sweezer went 1-3 with a double and an RBI, and Kyndal Townsley was 1-3 for the only other W-MU hit of the night.

The Wolves are now 7-1 overall with some tough games coming up, including a showdown at Wilton tonight (Friday) and a re-match against Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, June 10.