IT’S A BULLDOG BASH
Algona reels off 19 hits, buries Lynx by 10 runs
WEBSTER CITY — Jess Howard has been in the game long enough to know that, some nights, you’ve just got to take your lumps.
And Algona was handing them out at a dizzying pace Friday night at Lynx Field.
The Bulldogs (15-3, 8-2 NCC) bashed 19 hits, including six doubles and a home run, in a 14-4 rout of Webster City (12-10, 4-6 NCC). They put up multiple runs in four innings, keyed by a five-run third that left the Lynx without an answer.
“They out hit us (Friday night),” Howard, the WCHS head coach, said after her club’s four-game winning streak was halted. “We’ve had our nights where we’ve done that, but they gave it to us.”
Emma Hjelle went 5 for 5 at the top of the Algona order, Hailey Schmidt was 3 for 4 out of the No. 3 hole and clean-up stick Kameryn Etherington roped a double and two-run dinger on her way to a three-hit and three-RBI performance.
Etherington deposited a Jenna Miller pitch over the left-center fence, part of a four-run fourth frame that extended Algona’s advantage to 12-3. It followed a RBI double to the same part of the park by Schmidt.
Nicole Smidt and Aliyah Buscher also roped doubles for the visitors. Smidt collected two RBIs.
WCHS pounded out eight hits, including a pair of doubles from eighth-grade clean-up hitter Kelly Stoakes. She also drove in one run.
Cynthia Whitehill added a pair of hits, one of them a double. Leah Kasch and Taylor McKinney both lashed RBI singles.
Haley Flaws and Tatum Goings also had one single each.
LYNX DROP 2 AT R-S: The Webster City softball team went 0-2 with losses to Saydel, 10-9, and 13th-ranked (Class 2A) East Marshall, 5-4, at Saturday’s Roland-Story Classic in Roland.
Haley Flaws and Zoey Woodle went a combined 5 for 8 against Saydel. Flaws had a triple, while Faith Anderson belted a double and drove in three runs at the bottom of the order.
Saydel’s Alle Thompson cranked two home runs and Alexis Carney had one.
Kelly Stoakes and Jenna Miller both went 2 for 3 in the loss to the Mustangs. Miller and Cynthia Whitehill both roped doubles, while Stoakes plated one run. Flaws had a two-RBI single.
Atlanta Hopp took the loss in the circle against Saydel. Miller was the pitcher of record against East Marshall.
Algona 14, Webster City 4
Friday at Webster City
Algona 305 040 2 — 14 19 1
Web City 100 210 0 — 4 8 3
Brooke Fonley, Alyssa Hentges (5) and Aliyah Buscher. Jenna Miller and Kaitlynn Seeley. W — Fonley. L — Miller. 2B — ALG: Emma Hjelle (2), Buscher, Hailey Schmidt, Nicole Smidt, Kameryn Etherington; WC: Kelly Stoakes (2), Cynthia Whitehill. HR — ALG: Etherington. Multiple hits — ALG: Hjelle (5), Schmidt (3), Etherington (3), Buscher, Samantha Hood; WC: Stoakes, Whitehill. RBI — ALG: Etherington (3), Smidt (2), Hjelle, Schmidt, Buscher, Teylor Rindone; WC: Stoakes, Taylor McKinney, Leah Kasch.
Saydel 10, Webster City 9
Saturday at Roland
Saydel 430 201 — 10 9 2
Web City 130 131 — 9 10 2
Jade Olsen and Alle Thompson. Atlanta Hopp and Cynthia Whitehill. W — Olsen. L — Hopp. 2B — SAY: Destiny Butters, Deleaney Shinn, Thompson; WC: Faith Anderson. 3B — WC: Haley Flaws. HR — SAY: Thompson (2), Alexis Carney. Multiple hits — WC: Flaws (3), Zoey Woodle, Jenna Miller; SAY: Thompson (3), Shinn, Carney. RBI — WC: Anderson (3), Woodle, Tatum Goings; SAY: Thompson (4), Carney (2), Shinn.
East Marshall 5, Webster City 4
Saturday at Roland
E. Marsh 300 110 — 5 8 1
Web City 100 201 — 4 6 4
Kodie Hoskey and Madison Farrington. Jenna Miller and Kaitlynn Seeley. W — Hoskey. L — Miller. 2B — EM: Melinda Puumala; WC: Miller, Cynthia Whitehill. Multiple hits — EM: Ellen Hungerford, Hannah Birks; WC: Miller, Kelly Stoakes. RBI — WC: Stoakes, Haley Flaws.