Hawks win two of three on home diamond

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


WOODWARD — Rain erased one game for host W-G Friday at their annual Hawk classic, but the softballers won the one game they did play, then posted split results in two Saturday contests.

W-G was a 5-1 winner over Lewis Central Friday and a 6-5 winner over Ogden Saturday, with Perry posting a 5-3 victory over the hosts in the Saturday capper.

NataLeigh Herron had a double, a single and two RBIs in Friday’s win, with Allie Moore recording two singles while Chloe Houge, Rian Jamison, Georgia Simmons, and Audrey Simmons adding base hits.

Jamison and Ava Petersen also drive in runs, with Houge scoring twice while Moore, Georgia Simmons, and Lauren Rodgers also crossing the dish.

Herron spun six innings of one-run ball. She allowed nine hits and walked three batters while striking out four.

The eighth-grader allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 hits while striking out four as W-G topped Ogden Saturday.

W-G trailed, 3-2, after two frames but scored twice (as the visiting team on the scoreboard) in the fourth and fifth innings to seize a 6-3 edge. The Bulldogs scored once in the sixth and once in the seventh but could not force a tying run home in taking the loss.

Houge had three hits, Petersen two, and Rodgers, Herrom and Moore one each. Moore and Houge had two RBIs apiece, with Petersen and Rodgers both scoring twice while Houge and Jamison also touched the plate.

Perry, playing as the home team, jumped to a 5-0 lead after five frames in the inter-county tussle. Three Hawk runs in the sixth threatened to bring the outcome into doubt, but the Jayettes held on for the victory.

Rodgers had three singles and Taylor Noah two, with Herron, Petersen, and Audrey Simmons also recording hits. Petersen also walked, with Houge, Bella McDivitt and Maddi Rodgers scoring while Houge and Petersen posted RBIs.

Jayna Kenney led Perry with a RBI on two singles and a double while Lydia Olejniczak had three singles. Macy Killmer had two hits, with Aidyn Hood, Peyton Tunink, Taylor Atwell, and Kathryn West also produced singles. Peyton Tunink had two RBIs, with Kennedy Tunink and Killmer also driving home a run.

Herron suffered the pitching loss, allowing five runs on 11 hits and a walk while fanning one, with Kenney the winner after yielding three runs (one earned) on eight hits and two walks. The Perry junior struck out four.

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