Hawks softball: One and done

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com
Hawks softball: One and done

On senior night the Woodward-Granger Hawks (20-10, 13-1) needed a lone run to send the Madrid Tigers (11-13, 8-7) back home with another conference loss.

After suffering a four game losing streak, the Hawks, behind the arm of starting pitcher Dalaney Bice, snapped the streak with a 1-0 win on June 27.

Bice tossed a one hit gem. She was a strike out machine with a game high 11. She walked one and got herself out of early threats in the second and third innings.

At the plate, the Hawks offense struggled to get anything going with the Madrid pitcher imitating Bice’s performance. W-G’s hitters continuously popped-out or chased bad pitches for strike-outs.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Hawks finally broke free when Kendra Husmann’s RBI single brought home courtesy runner Kayley Dresback for the lead and eventual victory.

Riley Jamison led the host in hits with a 2 for 2 game. Meagan Bandstra and Miranda Aunspach contributed two of the team’s five total hits.

The win brought W-G to within a half a game of conference leader the Van Meter Bulldogs. The two teams will collide this Thursday, June 30, for a doubleheader match at Woodward-Granger.