Softball

Morgan Evans throws the ball against Green River on April 9.

The Cody Fillies had no trouble on the road Tuesday afternoon, beating Worland 17-3. They did it with a little help from the slugger sisters as Violet Wollschlager went 3-for-4 at bat with four RBIs and a double while her sister Ava Wollschlager went 3-3 with three RBIs and a triple.

“We talk about softball a lot,” Violet Wollschlager said. “We can always tell each other what we’re doing wrong. I enjoy having her critique.” 

Despite Violet being one year younger, Ava said she doesn’t mind taking advice from her little sister.

“If I have a bad game, she’ll tell me what I’m doing wrong,” Ava Wollschlager said, adding she sometimes has a propensity to drop her shoulder. “Our connection makes it easier than other people to talk to.

“I feel like she’s just another teammate.”

Violet Wollschlager is batting .571 on the season with one home run while her sister has hit 14 RBIs. 

The game was 2-0 until the third inning when No. 4 Cody (9-1, 6-1 West) broke it open with seven runs. 

Ellie Ungrund made it 5-0 when she tripled to right and drove in two runners. Later in the inning, Violet Wollschlager doubled, scoring Laura Phillips, Jayma Tuttle and Gabi Lee.

In the fourth, Ava Wollschlager got her three-bagger to left, scoring Ally Schroeder as part of an eight-run inning to take a 17-0 lead.

“They knocked the cover off the ball,” coach Chad Smith said.

Despite having played four games last weekend, Smith said there was no letdown from his team. He said he was especially pleased with how many hard line drives the batters smacked, something he hopes they can continue against the Casper schools this weekend.

“Their focus was really good today,” he said.

Ungrund had a solid game on the mound for Cody, fanning eight batters and only allowing four hits and three earned runs. 

Cody returns to action at home at 3 p.m. on Friday against No. 1 Kelly Walsh (8-1, 6-0 West) for a rematch from last weekend, and then play Natrona (4-5, 3-3 West) at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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