Bulldog girls turn back visiting Hawks

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Woodward-Granger senior-to-be Meagan Bandstra (at right, in catcher's gear) is organizing an All-Area Alumni game/fundraiser, set for July 18, as her senior project.

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OGDEN — The Ogden softball team entered Thursday’s contest with Woodward-Granger having outscored their first five foes by a combined 61-17 to start the season 4-1.

W-G held the hosts to just five runs on nine hits, but could manage only two runs on four hits in suffering a 5-2 loss.

Riley Jamison fires to the plate during Woodward-Granger's game at Ogden Thursday.
Riley Jamison fires to the plate during Woodward-Granger’s game at Ogden Thursday.

“I thought Riley (Jamison) did a pretty good job of keeping us alive and giving us a chances,” Hawk head coach Noah Bean said. “We are getting good production out of the bottom of the lineup as Carli (Major) and Miranda (Aunspach), our 8-9 hitters, are doing a good job of getting on base and turning the lineup over.

“However, our top three were a combing 1-for-13 tonight and that is not going to help us win games,” he added. “We have to have more production at the top and we, as a team, can’t expect to win many games if we are only going to score two runs.”

Ogden scored once in the first, but W-G answered in the third when Major reached on an error and moved to third on an Aunspach single. Bree Lesch plated Major when she reached on an error with two outs to tie the score.

The host scored once in their half of the third, with Annie Webb singling to start the Hawk fourth. A sacrifice bunt sent Webb to second, with the senior racing toward an undefended third base. The Bulldogs attempted to lead their third baseman back to the bag with a throw, but it went wild, allowing Webb to continue running and score the tying run.

Miranda Aunspach laces a base hit.
Miranda Aunspach laces a base hit.

Ogden plated two runs in the home portion of the fourth for a 4-2 lead, then tacked on a fifth-inning run to cement the final score.

Jamison yielded five runs (four earned) on nine hits from the circle. She walked one and struck out four in being handed the loss.

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