HUMBOLDT - It took six days, but Kaylee Schnathorst finally got credit for her second home run of the season here yesterday afternoon.
The Webster City sophomore cranked a lead-off solo digger against Humboldt to stake the Lynx to a 1-0 lead last Wednesday, and following a nearly week-long rain delay the purple and gold finished off the Wildcats, 5-2, in North Central Conference play.
The contest was delayed in the fifth inning with WCHS ahead 3-1 last Wednesday when rain washed out play.
The Lynx scored two more runs in the seventh inning yesterday to add some insurance to their fourth consecutive victory. They improved to 18-12 overall and 12-3 in the NCC heading into tonight's league tussle at home against Hampton-Dumont.
"Offensively, I would have liked to have seen us hit the ball a little bit better (yesterday), but it is what it is," WCHS head coach Jess Howard said. "We got a win out of it and that's what is most important."
Freshman clean-up stick Mikaleh McCoy ignited the Lynx seventh-inning surge with a lead-off double. She moved to third on Erin Anderson's base hit, and both came around to score when Hannah Myers poked a two-run single into right-center field.
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Kaitlyn Biere and Kaylee Schnathorst. Kelli Johnson and Sarah Peters. W-Biere. L-Johnson. 2B-WC: Biere, Mikaleh McCoy. HR-WC: Schnathorst. RBI-WC: Schnathorst, Hannah Myers (2).
"A couple of girls were able to get those key hits to get us those runs in the seventh inning for a little bit of a cushion," Howard said. "That was nice to see."
Anderson finished 3-for-4 at the dish, while Tiffany Constable and Kaitlyn Biere both went 2-for-4. Biere laced a double, and Molly Gilbert added a single.
Biere limited Humboldt (15-11, 9-7 NCC) to four hits, and both of the Wildcats' runs were unearned. The junior right-hander struck out eight.
Tonight's game against Hampton-Dumont at Lynx Field is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m.