After a close-call Friday, Woodward-Granger (9-3-1) pulled it all together with a momentum swinging win over Ogden (6-3).
The fifth-ranked Hawks have had a number of close calls and suffered two losses to 2019 state qualifiers within the last week. With an eight-run margin over the Bulldogs, the pendulum swung back with another quality win.
It was the Hawks’ game from the very start once Worth Henry drove in Reese Jamison on an RBI double for the 1-0 lead. The closest Ogden came to grabbing a lead came after three Bulldog runs in the fifth inning only for Woodward to immediately take back the lead with a bunt from Colby Tague to get Bryce Achenbach across the plate.
Any chance of a Bulldog comeback was stunted when the Hawks pulled out seven more runs in the sixth inning to help secure the win and pad some stats in the process.
Overall, four Hawks had multi-run performances. Achenbach, Jamison, Pacey Moats and Trevor Simmons all scored twice. And all made it a variety of ways as Achenbach only got on base by walking while Jamison and Moats had the team’s only multi-hit performances.
The list of accomplishments continues with Tague scoring once and earning two RBIs while Jack Grell led the team with four runs created. He scored once himself and drove in three runs as well on two hits.
Woodward also used a variety of hands to get the win on the mound. Five pitchers in total got the call with Brody Nardini seeing the most innings. He went for 4.1 innings, allowing two runs and only three hits with five strikeouts. Collin Nardini, Alex Bice and Worth Henry all strung together the next two innings. But it was Jay Dorenkamp that logged the save with two strikeouts after logging last out in the sixth inning.
Up Next: Madrid (@ Principal Park / Tuesday)
While softball has an early game in Madrid, the Hawks have a special trip to Principal Park. The last time these two teams met, it took loaded bases and a walk for the Hawks to pull out the win. Since then, the Tigers are 2-0.