PREP DIAMOND BRIEFS
LYNX JV NOW 7-1: A big three-game stretch from Delainey Bargfrede helped the Webster City junior varsity softball team improve to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in the North Central Conference.
Bargfrede blasted two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs in a 12-0 rout of Iowa Falls-Alden last Friday. The eighth grader also tossed a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts inside the circle. Trinity Griffith added two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases in the win.
Bargfrede fanned nine and went 2 for 3 at the dish with a double and two RBIs in an 11-5 win over St. Edmond on Monday. Griffith was also 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
It was another one-hit, 10-strikeout show for Bargfrede in an 11-0 win over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Wednesday. She went 3 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs. Sierra Steuerwald went 2 for 2 and stole six bases.
SH SOFTBALL HANDLES RAMS: Mackenzy Grady belted her second home run of the season and drove in three runs, and Makena Galetich celebrated her varsity pitching debut with a victory on Thursday, as South Hamilton dominated Heart of Iowa Conference rival Greene County, 11-1 in 5 innings, in Jewell.
Galetich, an eighth grader, gave up seven hits, but never wavered, Hawks’ head coach Harry McMaken said. She struck out four.
“That was an awesome first start,” McMaken said. “She was calm from the get go, there were no nerves and nothing fazed her. You couldn’t ask for anything more out of an eighth grader.”
South Hamilton (4-5, 4-5 HOIC) rattled off 11 hits, highlighted by Grady’s two-run dinger in the fifth — the second straight night in which the sophomore has delivered a walk-off hit. Grady also tripled in the fourth inning and finished 3 for 4.
Emma Lewis and Anna Lammers had two hits each. Tanna Thompson, Jessi Harms, Brenna Barquist and Kaylee Oskvig all laced one hit.
“This was our most complete game,” McMaken said. “Everybody hit the ball and that’s what this team is capable of. We’re learning to play together, so it’s fun to watch.”
South Hamilton will be at home this evening to take on Roland-Story at 7:30 p.m.
RAMS TURN TABLES ON HAWKS: Greene County smacked eight hits and controlled its Heart of Iowa Conference baseball game against South Hamilton for a 13-2, 6-inning victory Thursday night in Jewell.
South Hamilton won the first meeting, 10-4, in mid-June, but the Hawks struggled in their fourth game in as many days.
“I thought we’d been playing pretty decent and I don’t know if we got ahead of ourselves or what, but we can’t overlook anybody,” South Hamilton head coach Kyle Galetich said.
Elijah Balderas roped a double for South Hamilton (4-5, 4-5 HOIC). Tycin Barkema, Carter Hewitt and Cade Flaugh all singled. Freddie Lewis drove in a run.
South Hamilton will be back on its home diamond this evening to take on Roland-Story at 7:30 p.m.