Since Ogden (18-6) shutout Woodward-Granger (6-24) at the beginning of the month, the Hawks have been blanked just once in 18 games. With four wins in tow over that same span, the Hawks have found more firepower to avoid repeating that fate. Leaving Ogden on Monday, June 24, W-G indeed left with runs on the board but couldn’t outpower the Bulldogs in a 12-2 loss.
Ogden jumped out to an early lead with five runs in the first two innings and didn’t let Woodward on the scoreboard until the top of the fourth and fifth inning.
But as soon as the Hawks looked to bounce back, the Bulldogs tightened their grip. To match Woodward’s one-run innings, Ogden responded with three runs apiece, keeping the momentum in its corner en route to 17 hits on the night. That was a six-hit improvement over the last contest with Woodward, powering to the team’s second-highest run count of the season.
Woodward found improvements at the plate as well compared to the previous showdown. The last meeting with Ogden ended in a no-hitter. Monday evening, four Hawks made contact and Emma Anderson drew the lone walk of the night, and also was the only Hawk to steal a base, helping grab one run in the process. Natalie Weaver was responsible for the other run after being driven in by Ava Petersen.
The Hawks jump right back to action against Madrid (10-11) at home Tuesday at 7 p.m. for another conference rematch.