Hawks divide pair of one-run WCAC battles

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Audrey Simmons (1) and Brylee Bice sport the new Woodward-Granger uniforms during Tuesday's outing at Madrid. Photo courtesy Shelia Wallace.


MADRID — Tuesday’s WCAC scrap between visiting Woodward-Granger and Madrid required 10 innings to resolve, with the host Tigers claiming a 4-3 win. The loss for the Hawks followed a 7-6 win over Ogden Monday in league play.

Both W-G and Madrid scored once in the first inning of their game, with W-G looking as if they would pull out the win with two tallies in the top of the seventh.

However, Madrid countered with two runs to knot the score, eventually scoring the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 10th.

Eighth grader NataLeigh Herron pitched all 9-1/3 frames for W-G. She allowed four runs on 14 hits and three walks while striking out nine Tiger batters.

Ava Petersen had three singles for W-G, with Rian Jamison smacking a solo home run and adding a base hit. Allie Moore and Lauren Rodgers had two singles apiece, with Chole Houge and Taylor Noah contributing singles while Georgia Simmons had a double.

Houge scored twice and Jamison once, with Jamison and Simmons each having a RBI.

W-G trailed, 6-3, entering the bottom of the fifth against visiting Ogden Monday. Two Hawk runs in the bottom of the frame brought the hosts to within 6-5, with two runs in their final at-bat lifting the hosts to their first win of the season.

Herron allowed six runs (two earned) on nine hits while striking out one.

Georgia Simmons had a triple, a double, and a single with a RBIs, with Rodgers adding a double and a single. Herron, Moore, Jamison, Petersen, and Audrey Simmons also had hits for W-G.

NataLeigh Herron pitches for Woodward-Granger in Madrid Tuesday. Photo courtesy Shelia Wallace.

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