EARLHAM — Woodward-Granger moved to 11-5 overall and 6-0 in WCC action with a 12-0 win over Earlham in five innings Tuesday. The win was a bounce-back of sorts, as the Hawks were 9-3 victims of Class 4A No. 2 Winterset in the W-G Classic Saturday.
Earlham (6-11, 2-5) had tested W-G in Woodward June 6, as the Hawks were forced to score twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to snatch a 5-4 win.
No such heroics would be needed Tuesday, and Jamison saw to it that the hosts would be nowhere near as offensive as they had been in the prior meeting. The junior tossed scoreless two-hit ball for five frames, striking out three and helping herself on defense by starting a 1-3-2 double-play to keep the hosts off the board.
“Riley did a really good job of getting ahead of their batters and keeping the ball low,” W-G head coach Noah Bean said. “She has been doing a real good job of limiting her walks lately. This was her second strong effort, as she pitched well in relief against Winterset Saturday.”
W-G plated a pair of runs in the first inning, but, despite continuing to amass hits, could not find a way to score as the margin remained 2-0 after four stanzas.
Everything changed in the top of the fifth as the Hawks scored 10 runs to crack open the game. The big blow came from Jamison, who pinged a grand slam off the left field fair pole.
Miranda Aunspach was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, with Bree Lesch 2-for-4 with a double, a RBI and two runs scored while Maggi Mallon provided a pair of hits. Carli Major was 2-for-3 at the dish with a double and two runs scored, with Dalaney Bice drawing three walks.
The Hawks fared less well against powerhouse Winterset Saturday. The Huskies scored twice in the top of the first inning and twice more in the second before taking a 9-0 lead after plating five runs in the third.
That chased Bice, who yielded nine runs (six earned) on six walks and six hits while striking out two. Jamison threw four innings of scoreless relief, yielding two hits and a walk and fanning one.
W-G avoided the shutout with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, with the second of Kaycee Major’s two doubles driving in a pair of runs. Meagan Bandstra had the only other Hawk hit, with Aunspach walking twice, with Kaycee Major, Aunspach and Katelyn Bandstra scoring the W-G runs.
Madison Berns went all seven innings for Winterset, surrendering three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out four.
Macy Johnson was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored while Danny Barker was 2-for-3 with two RBIs a runs scored and two walks. Briley Tryon aided the Huskies cause with a two-run double in the first inning.
W-G will host Panorama Thursday for a WCC varsity doubleheader, with the first game to begin at 5:30 p.m.
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