Hawks second at Hudson
HUDSON – The South Hamilton softball team reached the championship round at Saturday’s Hudson Invite.
The Hawks (6-3) took out Hudson (14-0 in 3 innings) and Grundy Center (7-3) before falling to Denver (6-2) in the title game.
Taylor Volkmann and Ronnie Olson both had three hits, and Volkmann joined Ady Wintermote and Alissa Moss with two RBI against Hudson. Wintermote fanned four and allowed just two hits in the circle.
Volkmann sat down 11 on strikes in the win over Grundy Center. She also led the team at the plate with three base hits.
Denver touched Wintermote and reliever Katie Johnson for 10 hits in its win over the Hawks. Brittany Spindler smacked her second double of the day in the loss.
WCHS baseball drops two games
STORY CITY – An inability to consistently throw strikes plagued the Webster City baseball team in a pair of losses at Saturday’s Roland-Story Invite.
The Lynx (2-4) walked seven batters in a 6-0 loss to Don Bosco and 12 more in a 19-1, 4-inning beating at the hands of Ballard.
WCHS mustered just four hits – all singles by Max Hackbarth, Corey Wagner, Riley Mishler and Ty Schnathorst – in the loss to Don Bosco. The Dons also had just four hits, including a double by winning pitcher Trever Brown.
Ballard roughed up four Lynx hurlers for 10 hits. WCHS compounded its own problems with six errors.
Cole Reigelsberger laced a double and Romel Martinez added a single in the loss. Hackbarth drove in the Lynx only run.
B-F tourney not kind to Lynx
BONDURANT – The Webster City softball team surrendered 48 hits and 43 runs in three blowout losses at Saturday’s Bondurant-Farrar Invite.
Unbeaten when the day began, the Lynx were handled by CMB (15-3 in 3 innings), Bondurant-Farrar (13-5 in 8 innings) and Clarke (15-3 in 4 innings).
The day got off to an ominous start when CMB ripped 12 hits and plated 13 runs in the first inning against the Lynx. The Raiders finished with 15 hits.
WCHS had three hits – two singles by Allie Flaws and one by Chelsey Wagoner. Haley Flaws drove in a run in the loss.
Tied with Bondurant-Farrar after seven innings, another big inning doomed the Lynx. The Blue Jays pushed eight runs across in the eighth and doubled up WCHS in hits, 16-8.
Allie Flaws again laced two hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Courtney Lampman had a single and two RBI.
Clarke piled up 17 hits and scored multiple runs in all four of its at bats.
Cassidy Nerland went 2 for 2 with a double in the Lynx tournament finale. Haley Flaws and Cynthia Whitehill both had a single and RBI.