Hawks already improved from last season

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com
Hawks already improved from last season

Last season the Woodward-Granger Hawks softball team had lost four straight and sported a 2-4 overall record. In the 2014-2015 they dropped six games before cracking the four win mark.

In 35 games last season, the team batted around .300 with 307 hits. They crossed home plate 204 times, had 51 doubles, six triples and only three home runs.

Their pitchers combined for 76 strikeouts, 95 walks, a 4.71 era and allowed 24 homers. Their opponents batted .279 against them, which was a recipe for a 13-22 record.

This season the girls are already off to a better start. They currently have a three game winning streak and sit at 4-1 after five games with a 2-0 record in the West Central Conference.

As a team they have a .345 batting average, 45 points better than last season. Their home run total of four already eclipsed last season’s three.

In five games the pitchers have combined to fan 32 batters while walking 19 for a 3.46 era. Their opponents are hitting just .195 against them.

If this trend continues the team would belt out 28 homers while striking out over 200 in a 35 game season. It would be spell a better record and a long postseason.

The team is currently in one of their longest stretches of the season with 29 games in 30 days.

Noah Bean, head coach of the Woodward-Granger’s softball team did not return calls for a comment from the Perry Chief.