The Sierra High softball team had almost a week to think about a stinging loss to Oakdale because of a rainout.
Poor Weston Ranch never knew what hit it.
The Timberwolves returned to the diamond with purpose on Wednesday afternoon, spraying 11 hits in a 13-0 victory over the visiting Cougars.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Sierra (11-3) did a bulk of its damage in the second inning, running its lead out to 10-0 with an eight-run outburst.
Kendelle Messersmith led the barrage with a three-run home run over the fence in right-center field.
Legacy Barnes followed with a bases-clearing double down the left-field line.
Both Messersmith and Barnes finished 2 for 3.
First-year coach Vic DeAnda emptied his bench in the time-shortened victory and utilized both pitchers.
Lindsey Walljasper logged the first two innings, striking out four against just one walk.Maria Vasquez pitched the final three innings, giving up the Cougars’ only hit. She struck out three.
“It was a great win. Everybody came out hitting the ball well today. We got to play everybody, which is always a great thing to do,” DeAnda said. “We hadn’t played a game since last Thursday when we lost to Oakdale, so to come out and hit the ball and play defense was really good.”
The Timberwolves’ timing couldn’t have been better.
Sierra reaches a crucial juncture in its schedule at 5-2 in league play.
The Timberwolves host Kimball on Monday in a make-up game of Wednesday’s rainout, leaving them little turnaround time for Central Catholic on Tuesday and East Union on Thursday.
“Next week is going to be important,” DeAnda said. “We have some good games coming up. Hopefully everything goes well.”