Pleasantville resets Hawks’ win streak in WCAC action

Sean Cordy - Correspondent
Perry Chief

Reaching .500 was a fleeting moment as Woodward-Granger (4-5) left Pleasantville (3-5) retreating with a 15-3 loss in tow Wednesday.

Through the top of the first inning, the Hawks held a 1-0 but would lose the lead before even two Trojans were out. After Pleasantville’s leadoff hitter was called out running to third base, the Trojans scored five consecutive runs to run through the order in the first inning.

That set the tone for the evening as they’d close the game after the fourth inning thanks to a scoresheet littered with runs in each inning. Boasting a lineup that logged 17 hits, the runs piled on with each passing plate appearance as the fewest runs came in the fourth inning following the 10 run-rule being enacted.

This is the third consecutive game that Pleasantville has allowed fewer than five games as well, keeping Woodward in line with the most recent version of the Trojans defense.

Struggling to move on the ball compared to the past three Woodward wins, the Hawks collected four hits evenly distributed between Emma Anderson, Katelyn Bandstra, Georgia Simmons and Allie Moore. The latter of the group had the final team’s final hit which drove in Anderson and Libby Grell to make it an 8-3 game before Pleasantville responded with another five runs.

Though Anderson’s score was ultimately fruitless in the game’s context, this marks the fourth game in a row she has scored. She now has nine runs this season, sliding unofficially into the top five in the conference pending other Thursday results.

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The Cardinals have been stiff competition this season with a 7-2 overall record and won 3-2 over Pleasantville.