BELLE PLAINE — The Woodward-Granger softball squad made a journey into the eastern half of the state Saturday to play Williamsburg and host Belle Plaine.
The Hawks (6-4) were 6-3 victors over the Raiders in their first game before the host Plainesmen rallied in the bottom of the seventh to walk off with a 7-6 victory. Williamsburg was an 8-5 winner over Belle Plaine in the other contest. The split decisions came a day after W-G dropped a 3-1 contest at Bondurant-Farrar.
W-G held a 1-0 lead over Williamsburg before plating four runs in the top of the fifth and another in the sixth for a 6-0 advantage. The Raiders scored three times in their final at-bat but needed twice the output to continue the game and suffered the loss.
Dalaney Bice was 3-for-4 with two doubles for W-G, with Bree Lesch, Miranda Aunspach, Maggi Mallon and Kaycee Major each 2-for-4 at the dish. Major had a double, with Aunspach driving in two runs while Lesch, Mallon, Meagan Bandstra and Riley Jamison also provided RBIs.
Bice threw five scoreless innings in which she allowed five hits while walking two and striking out seven. Jamison was touched for three runs (two unearned) on two hits in two frames of relief. She struck out one.
Shianne Lindsey suffered the loss after permitting five runs on 10 hits and a walk in five innings of work. Kortni Gensley allowed one run on three hits in two frames in the circle. Lindsey recorded two strikeouts and Gensley one.
W-G was comfortably in front of their hosts in their second game after racing to a 6-0 lead after 4-1/2 innings.
Belle Plaine scored five times in the fifth to close the gap to a run, then rallied for the win in the bottom of the seventh.
Jamison had worked 6.1 innings, surrendering 11 hits while striking out two. She was relieved by Bice with runners on second and third with one out and the score tied. Bice walked the bases full, struck out a batter, but then issued a base on balls that ended the game.
Jamison was charged for seven runs in the loss, of which three were earned.
BONDURANT-FARRAR 3, WOODWARD-GRANGER 1
at Bondurant, June 3
The Lady Jays jumped to a 2-0 lead with a pair of tallies in the home half of the second, but the Hawks immediately countered when Lesch tripled and scored off a Bandstra RBI.
However, that was as close as the Hawks could come, as a single run in the fifth helped B-F post the 3-1 victory.
Hope Holzworth yielded six hits and a walk while striking out two and allowing one run.
Sydney Carroll was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for B-F, with Josie Carter hitting a single and driving in a run.
Jamison went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with Bice allowing a run on three hits in three frames of relief.
Bice and a single and triple, with Bandstra adding a single and a RBI. Mallon and Jamison also had hit, with Jamison drawing a walk.
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