If the Davis Wolves are going to get back to the state tournament in Class 3A this season, it’s going to be because of quick maturation.
Davis is rebooting this season with a young squad. With regular starters Skye Martin (broken arm) and Kendal Rogers (gallbladder surgery) on the bench, the Wolves started four freshman on Tuesday in 8-2 and 11-1 wins over Mill Creek and Crooked Oak, respectively.
The pitcher-catcher combination of Lexi Williams and Casady Webb did enough damage to start the Wolves’ season off right.
Williams, a junior, allowed a single hit in five innings against Mill Creek. Webb, a sophomore, swapped places with Williams in game 2 to toss a three-inning no-hitter. Both players were All-Ardmoreite Super Team selections last season.
“It wasn’t bad the first day,” Davis coach David Grifin said. “Lexi did a good job of pitching. That was kinda a test for us. (We had) first-game mistakes, but we’re freshmen. That’s no excuse, but overall, it was pretty good.”
In game 1 against Mill Creek, the freshman combination of Becky Wilson and Jaycee Sanders accounted for all of the Wolves’ hits. Wilson doubled twice and Sanders added a double and a triple, helping Davis (2-0) overcome six errors in the field.
Williams added eight strikeouts in the circle, and Webb walked three times and stole three bases.
In game 2, Kaylan Allen had a two-run single, and Williams, Webb, Jessica Looney and Megan Williams each drove in a run for the Wolves.
Webb struck out eight batters, and helped her cause with a double.