Softball: Hawks drop four at tourney

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Softball: Hawks drop four at tourney

At last weekend’s tournament hosted by Clear Creek Amana High School, the Woodward-Granger Hawks (19-10) were dealt four straight losses for the first time this season.

In the Bob Pearl Softball Field at the University of Iowa Hawkeye sports complex, the Hawks were held to a combined 15 runs while they gave up 35 runs in four games.

In game one against the Williamsburg Raiders (4-28) the Hawks were able to cut a six run lead to just three when they scored two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth.

After a scoreless sixth, the Hawks cut the deficit to 6-4 but the Raiders held and halted anymore runs. W-G allowed six runs on nine hits for a win-less start.

In game two, the Hawks’ one run lead turned into a three run deficit after the Regina Regals (18-13) countered in the second with four runs.

The Hawks added another run in the third but once again the Regals crossed the plate for another run and the 5-3 victory. In the loss W-G allowed just four hits.

Those two contests were the closest of the afternoon as the Hawks dropped their next two games by seven and then nine runs.

In their bout against the Carlisle Wildcats, the Hawks gave up 10 runs on 12 hits while they generated just three runs.

The Wildcats scored two runs in each of their first five innings while W-G finally got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

It was almost the same result versus the Central Clinton DeWitt Sabers (12-16). The Sabers scored runs in all six innings for the 14-5 win. The Hawks allowed the 14 runs on 18 hits.

The Hawks jumped to a 3-2 lead early on and watched it vanish when the Sabers scored five in the third.

The deficit increased to six as the Sabers scored one in the fourth and another five in the sixth and gave the Hawks their fourth consecutive loss.

The team will look to snatch the “W” against the visiting Madrid Tigers on June 27.