WOODWARD — The Woodward-Granger softball team hosted the annual Hawk Classic June 7-8, with incessant rain erasing the final two games on each diamond Saturday.
The first day witnessed the hosts post a 1-2 mark, with an opening win of 7-5 over Pleasantville in five innings followed by losses of 5-3 to Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln and of 9-2 to Class 4A No. 2 Winterset. W-G played once on day two of the event, dropping a 9-3 decision to ADM.
In other games during the two-day event it was Perry beating Madrid, 10-4, and falling to CBAL, 4-3, with CBAL blanked by Winterset, 13-0 while the Huskies also scored wins of 5-2 over CB Lewis Central and of 11-0 over Madrid. In addition, Lewis Central downed ADM, 7-1 and Pleasantville beat East Sac 6-5 in eight innings, rain stopping Perry against East Sac and Madrid against Pleasantville in progress, with the W-G versus Perry and one other game cancelled.
W-G downed Pleasantville by scoring twice in the first inning and five times in the fifth to counter single tallies in each frame from the Tigers to post a 7-2 lead. Pleasantville added three runs in the fourth, but could not finish the comeback.
Dalaney Bice had two hits and drove in four runs, with one of her hits a home run. Annie Webb, Alyssa Jack, Meagan Bandstra, Emily Fuson, Bree Lesch and Miranda Aunspach all had hits as well, with Aunspach driving in two runs and Lesch one.
Jordyn Achenbach picked up the win in the ring. She walked two batters and allowed four runs on eight hits in five frames. The freshman southpaw struck out two, with one of the Tiger runs unearned.
W-G trailed CBAL 5-2 entering the seventh inning and rallied, but could only plate one of the three runs needed to continue play as the Lynx held on for the win.
Jack was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and Bice 2-for-3 with a double; the latter drove in two runs and the former one. Webb, Bandstra, Fuson and Julia Evans also had hits for the Hawks, with Jack, Evans and Lesch each scoring once.
Fuson started and lasted four innings in taking the loss. She allowed four earned runs on six hits and a walk and finished with five strikeouts. Achenbach tossed three frames of relief, yielding one run on three hits while striking out one.
W-G’s final opponent last Friday was Winterset, and the Hawks simply could not match the second-ranked Huskies attack. Reserve starter Regan Thompson stifled the W-G offense, with the Winterset freshman surrendering two runs on two hits while striking out eight and issuing no walks.
Evans and Lesch each had singles for the Hawks, with Lesch and Bice each scoring with Bice providing the lone RBI for W-G.
Bice started and went three innings. She took the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits, with Fuson surrendering four runs on three hits in three frames. Each pitcher struck out one batter and each was saddled with an unearned run.
Karly Olson was 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead Winterset at the plate. Savannah Marker was 2-for-4 with two RBIs while Taylor Benshoof added a double to aid the winning cause.
W-G played once Saturday, falling to ADM, 9-3, after the Tigers plated six runs in the sixth inning to pull out the win.
Bive was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, with Alison Soelberg adding two hits and a RBI while Webb and Fuson each hit doubles and scored once.
Achenbach threw the first three innings, allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two. Bice was the tough-luck loser in three frames of relief, as she allowed four hits and a walk, with all six Tiger runs in the sixth unearned. One of the runs assessed to Achenbach was unearned.
Jessica Wyant had three hits for ADM, with Kenzi Sutton and Taylor Boorn each hitting a double.
Kate Collins earned the win off the rubber, allowing three runs on seven hits while tallying six strikeouts.