WOODWARD — Could this be the proverbial “turning of the corner?”
Woodward-Granger softball interim head coach Jessica Wyant certainly hopes so, and she has reason to smile, as the Hawks won all three of their games at their own two-day classic Friday and Saturday.
W-G (3-14) topped Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, 5-4, in come-from-behind style Friday and finished the tourney with a 13-7 win over county rival Perry. But the biggest excitement came earlier Saturday, when the Hawks responded to a three-run top of the eighth from Council Bluffs Lewis Central with four runs of their own to steal an 11-10 victory.
The Hawks held a 7-0 lead over the Titans, only to surrender a run in the fourth, four in the sixth and two in the top of the seventh to force extra innings.
Lewis Central plated three runs in their at-bat, but W-G was not about to accept the situation and immediately went to work on a rally.
Allie Moore, Audrey Simmons and Emma Anderson all reached and scored, with Chloe Houge standing on third with two outs and the game re-tied. Houge became caught in a rundown, but escaped the pickle on an errant throw back to third base and sped home for the game-winning run.
Brylee Bice had three singles and scored twice, with Katelyn Scharlau ripping a solo home run and adding a base hit while driving in two. Natalie Weaver singled and scored twice, with Anderson having two hits and scoring once while Houge had a single and scored.
Ava Petersen survived allowing 17 singles and two doubles by not issuing a walk and striking out six, including the final Lewis Central batter of the game, who was hitting with two runners on base.
In other games Saturday it was Pleasantville defeating CBAL 12-4 and Lewis Central 16-1, with Ogden topping Perry 12-0.
W-G visits AC/GC Monday before hosting Panorama for a varsity twin bill Tuesday.