Hawks post 2-1 record at own tourney

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com
Hawks post 2-1 record at own tourney

Hawks’ softball team finished 2-1 at their own varsity tournament.

After winning their first two games against the Trojans and Lynx, the Woodward-Granger Hawks (10-5) ended their tournament early Saturday afternoon with a 9-3 loss against the visiting Huskies.

On June 10, the Hawks opened up their event with a solid 7-4 victory against the Pleasantville Trojans(4-7).

After keeping the visitor’s offense at bay, the home team wasted no time taking the lead with a four run first inning.

Both teams exchanged a scoreless second that followed a Trojans three run third,which cut the deficit to 4-3.

The Hawks countered in the bottom half with three more runs to extend their lead at 7-3.

In the top of the fifth, the Trojans scored another run, but the Hawks managed to stave-off anymore of the road team’s offense to take the opening game victory.

Hawks starting pitcher Dalaney Bice tossed four innings, struck-out four, walked three, gave up three earned runs on only three hits to pick-up the win. Reliever Riley Jamison pitched one inning and gave up one run on three hits.

At the plate, Megan Bandstra led the team with two hits including a double and a run scored. Jamison, Kaycee Major, Carli Major, Maggi Mallon, Kayley Dresback and Bice each had a hit. Carli’s single brought in two runs.

In game two, the Hawks squeaked by the Lynx after a two run sixth inning that gave them the lead and the eventual victory.

The Lynx struck first with two runs in the top of the fourth. W-G cut the visitors’ lead to 2-1 with a quick score, but a two run fifth pushed the Lynx’s lead to 4-1. Once again, the Hawks reduced the lead to one after a two run fifth.

After holding the road team scoreless, the Hawks added another two runs and snatched the 5-4 victory.

Bandstra and Miranda Aunspach were tied with a team leading two hits. Bice, Carli, and Kendra Husmann had a hit each with Bice driving in two runs.

Bice also threw the full six innings giving up four runs-three earned- on five hits while striking out eight and walking two.

In their final game against the Winterset Huskies, the Hawks were shelled for nine runs off seven hits in the 9-3 loss.

The home team’s offense came alive in the final inning with three runs, but the Huskies defense kept the home team off balance all afternoon.

On June 14, the Hawks travel to Earlham to take on conference foe the Cardinals.