Lions’ roar diminishes Hawks

Cesar J ToledoSports

The Woodward-Granger Hawks(9-6, 8-3) were overwhelmed 15-4 at Friday’s home game vs conference foe the Des Moines Christian Lions (12-6, 6-3).

It was a rough outing for starting pitcher Jackson Larson who received the loss in just 2/3 innings pitched. Larson gave up five runs -zero earned-off three hits while striking out three and waking one.

Reese Jamison took over for Larson. He struck out five, walked two gave up two runs-one earned- off two hits in 4 2/3 innings.

The Lions jumped on the home team early with a 5-0 lead. The Hawks cut the deficit to four after a run in the bottom half.

In the fourth, the Lions pushed their lead to 6-1 but the host added a run to keep the margin at four.

The final two innings saw the road team outscore the Hawks 9 to 2, which helped keep the Hawks at bay.

Offensively as a team the Hawks went 5 for 24 with two doubles, three RBIs, five stolen bases and drew six walks.

Marcus McConahay led the team with a 2 for 3 performance and a run scored. Larson, Race Brant, and Brady Aunspach each contributed a hit.

The team will look to get their groove back on June 20 against the visiting Ogden Bulldogs.