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DIAMOND BRIEFS

BALLARD HANDLES LYNX IN 6: Playing four games in four days caught up to the Webster City baseball team last night at Lynx Field in Webster City.

A weary WCHS club committed seven defensive errors, allowed seven free passes on walks and conjured up just one base hit in an 11-1, 6-inning non-conference loss to Ballard.

The Bombers (6-2), which piled up 10 hits, put up five runs in the second inning to take command. They added two in the third, one in the fifth and three in the sixth. WCHS (4-3) scratched out a run in the fourth.

Ty McKinney had the Lynx lone hit. The freshman also suffered the loss on the bump. He went 12⁄3 innings and was responsible for two hits. One of the five runs the Bombers scored on his watch was earned.

Beau Klaver pitched the final 41⁄3 innings. He allowed eight eights and six runs, only two of which were earned.

LYNX JV SOFTBALL 4-1: Delainey Bargfrede tossed a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts, and she also ripped a double at the plate to help propel the Webster City junior varsity softball team to a 3-2 win over Humboldt Wednesday evening in Humboldt.

Chloe Andersen, Trinity Griffith and Livia Kasch all smacked two hits in the win for the Lynx, who are now 4-1 on the season and 4-0 in the North Central Conference. Griffith had a double and RBI, Kasch found the gap for a triple, and Andersen swiped two bases.

WCHS also took care of Clear Lake (4-3) on Monday, and topped Algona twice (9-5 and 8-1) last week.

Bargfrede fanned 11 batters in the win over Clear Lake and a combined 14 in the two wins over Algona.

Andersen and Bonnie Nohrenberg both had two hits, including a double, against Algona last Friday night. Two nights earlier, Andersen went 2 for 2 with a double, and Griffith also lashed a double against the Bulldogs.

Boone handed WCHS its only loss, 11-2, last week. Andersen and Ava Peterson each had a hit in the game. Bargfrede struck out six.

LYNX FRESHMEN TOP HUMBOLDT: The Webster City freshman softball team ripped off 13 hits and outscored Humboldt, 16-10, earlier this week.

Bonnie Nohrenberg went 3 for 3 and scored four runs, while Trinity Griffith was 3 for 4 with a double. Ellie Weinschenk and Delainey Bargfrede had two hits each; Ava Peterson and Jill Symens both laced a double. Bargfrede also drove in two runs.

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