No doubt it was time to bounce back for Westminster’s baseball team.
Westminster was able to come through with 7-4 victory March 26 against non-league opponent Denver East, thus ending a two-game losing streak for the Wolves of coach Kelly Kizer. It also was a game which had been scheduled earlier, but postponed due to poor weather. 
Westminster came through to score what would be the winning run in the fifth inning, breaking the game’s 4-4 tie that had developed back in the third inning.
Razzo Vigil, who had scored Westminster’s second run in the second inning off an RBI hit from Garrett Smith, singled to open the bottom of the fifth for the Wolves. Angelo Armijo struck out in the Wolves next at bat, setting the stage for the game-winning hit off the bat of Bernardo Lorenzo, who tripled to drive in Vigil.
However, Westminster could not up the count in the inning. Following a walk to Garrett Smith, Jason Kaczor and John Rule were both struck out by East pitcher Brad Chesney, stranding Lorenzo at third.
“We started slow, but we were able to come back on a strong note,” said Vigil, Westminster’s catcher, who had four hits in the game. “We just got out and played the way we should and we didn’t let our mistakes take over. We came out and hit when we needed to.”
Westminster would go on to score a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning. Right fielder, Donnie Olguin singled, stole second and advanced to third on a bunt by Jamie Rodriquez. Brandon Dickerson then drove in Olguin and Vigil would drive in Dickerson.
“We got going, slower than we had hoped,” said Olguin, who scored Westminster’s first run back in the first inning and had two stolen bases for the Wolves. “But we just have to stay focused. It was a good victory and I felt strong all the way. We just don’t want to give up and I think we’re certainly improving.”
Kody Riebschlager pitched a complete game to garner the win for Westminster, his second of the young season. The Wolves improved to 2-3 with the victory while Denver East dropped to 3-4.
“We lost our last two games and this was a good way for us to bounce back,” said Riebschlager, who gave up seven hits, walked one batter and struck out one.  “We just want to stay focused, learn from our mistakes, and keep going. We’re feeling pretty good right now. It was a windy day, but a strong win for us.”
And it was a game in which Westminster coach Kizer was more than pleased.
“Kody had a grand game for us,” Kizer said. “He was able to keep the ball in play against his batters and kept the ball down. He kept bringing on the heat. Overall, we came away with all the kids being on the beam.”
“We hurt ourselves in a couple of the innings, but not in the end,” Kizer said. “Barnardo and Razzo were solid. But I’m high on all the kids and we have a great bunch. I’m very happy with the win and we needed the victory. We had lost three games and this is a good bounce back.”
East jumped out quick to a 1-0 lead in the first inning as designated hitter Calvin Pojar  drove home first baseman Ryan Michael. The Angels would fashion four hits in the third inning into three runs, taking a 4-3 lead. The runs would be scored by Camden Corzen, Nico Nintze and Calvin Pojar. But the Angels would only come through with three hits the rest of the day.
“We’ve been solid at the top of our lineup,” East coach Mike Benton said. “The bottom half of our lineup has struggled. The third inning was a good one, but we just couldn’t put things together the rest of the way.”