WWCS falls to Hazen in doubleheader
By Jarann Johnson
The bad news for Washburn/Wilton/Center-Stanton fans was double-header losses to Hazen last week. Hazen swept WWCS 9-3 and 3-2 last week.
The bad news for Hazen was that they lost two key contributors to their team.
Mason Wiedrich went down early in the first game, and Jakob Parisien broke his wrist. Hazen Head Coach Brent Hysjulien talked about the injuries his team suffered.
“We came out with two victories, I guess, but they were costly victories. Mason Wiedrich left the game early with some arm problems and we don’t know the status of that yet. It doesn’t look good at this point, and Jakob Parisien broke his wrist,” Hysjulien said.
The first win of the doubleheader was close after two innings. Hazen and WWCS both were held scoreless in the first two frames, but Hazen exploded with five third-inning runs. WWCS tried to counter with one run in the bottom frame, but things looked bleak.
Hazen entered the fourth inning up 5-1, but WWCS kept fighting and added two more runs, cutting Hazen’s lead to 5-3 at the end of four innings. WWCS’s comeback bid was quickly chopped away; Hazen ended the game by scoring four unanswered runs.
The second game of the doubleheader was similar to the first, with Hazen grabbing an early lead and WWCS trying to come back late. Hazen was led by Jayce Zuern’s strong pitching performance.