Hawks stay undefeated in conference after beating Panthers
The Woodward-Granger Hawks softball team (11-5, 8-0) continued their undefeated West Central Conference streak after defeating the Panorama Panthers(9-6, 5-5) in Thursday’s doubleheader.
A 2-0 lead became a two run deficit when the home Hawks allowed four runs in the top of the sixth and gave the Panthers a 4-2 advantage.
The Hawks battled back in the bottom half with two runs to tie the game at four.
After they held the Panthers scoreless, the Hawks rallied with a game winning run in the bottom of the seventh for the 5-4 victory.
Hawks pitcher Dalaney Bice earned the win tossing 6 1/3 innings and gave up no runs on three hits while striking-out five and walking two.
Riley Jamison came in relief allowing four runs-three earned, on three hits, walking and striking-out one.
Megan Bandstra and Kaycee Major led the team with three hits a piece and a combined two RBIs. Jamison drove in a game high two runs.
In game two, the road Hawks launched another comeback to complete the sweep in a 6-5 win.
The Panthers scored four runs in three innings while holding the Hawks scoreless through four. W-G’s offense finally countered in the next three innings with five runs and a 5-4 lead.
Another Panther run in the bottom of the sixth tied the game with a full inning left to play. A Hawks’ run in the seventh gave the them the 6-5 lead and the eventual win.
Jamison got the nod and lasted just two innings before handing the reigns over to Bice who got the win. They combined for six strike-outs, seven walks, and four earned runs off 11 hits.
Jamison, Bice, Bree Lesch and Maggi Mallon each contributed two hits. Bice and Lesch drove in two runs a piece.
The team will be back on the field on June 18, when they host the Phil Creese Classic.