Third-ranked Jesup eliminates Woodward-Granger

Woodward-Granger shortstop Katelyn Bandsta catches a pop up against South Hardin Monday. Looking on for the Hawks are Chloe Houge (7), Ava Petersen (10), pitcher Rian Jamison and catcher Emma Anderson.

JESUP — The softball season ended for Woodward-Granger Wednesday at the hands of host Jesup in their Class 2A Region 1 contest. The third-rated J-Hawks (29-9) scored early and often in rolling to a 14-1 win in four innings as the Hawks bowed out at 7-31 overall.

Trailing, 5-0, W-G scored their lone run in the top of the third. Chloe Hogue singled, stole second base, and scored when Katelyn Bandstra reached on an error.

A single from Katelyn Scharlau and a walk and hit batsman by Emma Anderson accounted for the other Hawk runners.

Rian Jamison surrendered 14 runs (11 earned) on 13 hits and three walks in 3-1/3 innings.

Rhianna Bigwood earned the win, allowing an unearned run on two hits. She walked one, and hit, Anderson and recorded a pair of strikeouts.

Bigwood helped her own cause with two doubles, a single and five RBIs at the plate. Jenna Jensen had two doubles, a single, three RBIs and two runs, with Kristin Sadler ripping a triple and a home run to drive in two runs. Zoe Miller aided the cause by scoring four times after recording two hits, stealing two bags and driving home one.

Two seniors — Alissa Smeltzer and Mackenzie Major — will depart from the W-G program with the loss.

Jessica Wyant took over as head coach when Owen Hunter suddenly resigned after an 0-9 start to the season. The Hawks finished the remainder of the season with a 7-22 mark.

W-G’s Rian Jamison reaches first base on the first of her two singles against South Hardin Monday.


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