Hawks fifth inning runs falls short

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com
Hawks fifth inning runs falls short

A four run fifth inning falls one run short as the Hawks drop a close one to the host Jaguars, 5-4.

On Thursday, the Woodward-Granger Hawks (5-2, 3-0) four game winning streak came to an end with a loss to the home Southeast Valley Jaguars (4-1).

The home team jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the first inning. They again capatalized with a run in the third and another in the fourth to push the lead to 5-0.

For four innings the road team were held scoreless until the top of the fifth when the Hawks scored four runs to cut the deficit to one run.

It was as close as the visitors got as Jaguars denied the Hawks anymore offense.

At the plate the Hawks combined for a 5 for 27 night. Starting pitcher Dalaney Bice went 1 for 4 with a three run homer.

Bree Lesch, Megan Bandstra, Carli Major, and Riley Jamison accounted for the other four hits. Bandstra drove in the team’s other run.

On the mound, Bice pitched all six innings. She struckout seven, gave up five runs-three earned-on nine hits and walked two.

The team will look to bounce back this Friday, when they travel to Bondurant-Farrar to take on the Lady Jays.