Saturated field puts damper on Wildcat softball
by Randy Capitani
May 05, 2017 | 2364 views | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSTOCK- When it comes to sideline cheers, the Twin Valley varsity softball team might be best served by yelling “rain, rain, go away.” The Wildcats have had five games postponed because of rain and soggy field conditions in the past two weeks, and more rain in the forecast may threaten upcoming games as well.

Despite the wet weather, the Wildcats were able to squeeze a game in between the raindrops when they traveled to Woodstock on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Wasps rained on the parade, thumping Twin Valley 18-0.

The shutout left Twin Valley coach Jeff Putnam as gloomy as the recent weather.

“Unfortunately, it’s hard to find something good to say about how we played,” he said. “We got on base, but we couldn’t get the hits and score any runs. We left the bases loaded twice. We also had some lapses in the field.”

But Putnam was able to find a few bright spots in the game, noting that pitcher Callie Dix had some good moments and the team as a whole was showing improvement. He added that he was still experimenting with positions and lineups.

But Putnam’s biggest concern goes back to those weather forecasts. “We were supposed to have four games this week and we haven’t played any. The forecast doesn’t look good for Friday or Saturday. We have 13 games to play, and only 17 days before the end of the season, not counting Saturdays.”

The Vermont Principals Association requires all regular season games to be played by May 26. The end date allows enough time for playoff and championship games before schools break for the summer.

“At this rate, we’ll be playing four games a week, at the least,” said Putnam.

The Wildcats are 0-3 on the season. They are scheduled to host Green Mountain on Thursday, Arlington on Friday afternoon, and Leland & Gray Saturday. All games are scheduled for 4:30 pm starts at the lower field at the high school.

For up-to-the-minute schedule changes visit http://tvsdathletics.digitalsports.com.
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