W-G girls cooled off by tough field at two-day tourney

Woodward-Granger's Miranda Aunspach takes a cut against Ogden last summer.

IOWA CITY — A pair of losses both Friday and Saturday saw the Woodward-Granger softball fall to 19-10 overall.

W-G fell to Williamsburg, 6-4, and to Class 2A No. 5 Iowa City Regina, 5-3, in action Friday in the Clear Creek-Amana Classic. Held at the University of Iowa, the event continued Saturday, with 4A No. 2 Carlisle scoring a 10-3 win in a time-shortened five-inning game before Central Clinton posted a 14-5 victory over W-G.

Dalaney Bice had a double, a single and a RBI against Williamsburg, with Miranda Aunspach and Maggi Mallon both 2-for-3 with a RBI apiece.

Bice allowed six runs (four earned) on seven hits in three frames while striking out three in suffering the loss, with Riley Jamison allowing a hit and two walks while fanning four in four frames.

Defending champion Regina is on the opposite side of W-G’s postseason bracket, and the Regals prevailed in a possible Regional Final preview by grabbing a 4-1 lead after two innings and then countering single Hawk tallies in the third and sixth with a final run of their own in the sixth.

Each team had five hits in the game, but two of those were solo home runs from Bice. Kaycee Major, Meagan Bandstra and Jamison also had hits, with Bandstra driving in her younger sister, Katelyn, for the other Hawk run.

Bice went all six innings in the ring, surrendering five runs on seven walks while setting down five batters on strikes.

Class 4A second-ranked Carlisle battered W-G for 10 runs on 11 hits to claim their win.

Bice yielded five runs (four earned) on three hits and seven walks in two innings, with Jamison allowing five runs on eight hits in three frames. Bice finished with three strikeouts.

Bandstra, Mallon, Bice, Carli Major and Kendra Husmann had hits for W-G, with Carli Major, Bandstra and Mallon driving in runs while Aunspach, Mallon and Alissa Smeltzer scored.

Central Clinto recorded eight hits of Bice in four innings, scoring eight runs (two were unearned) while receiving two walks. They scored six runs (one unearned) on a walk and seven hits in two innings off Jamison. Bice had three strikeouts and Jamison one.

Jamison, Bandstra and Carli Major each had two hits, with Bice hitting a single and a solo home run. She now was 18 for the season and 52 for her career.

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