W-G wins two of last five in WCC softball

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The Hawks and head coach Noah Bean huddle between innings during a recent game. W-G hosts Guthrie Center in a varsity twin bill tonight (July 2).

WOODWARD — Ogden raced to an 8-0 lead to help score a 13-6 win over W-G in WCC softball Wednesday.

W-G was coming off a split-decision against host Earlham Tuesday, in which W-G dropped a 12-6 contest before responding with a 15-8 win.

Those results followed an 8-7 loss to visiting Panorama Monday, with W-G having rallied for a 5-3 win at Madrid June 25.

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OGDEN 13, W-G 6

The Bulldogs used three-run spurts in both the first and third innings and added two more tallies in the top of the fourth to stake an 8-0 lead Wednesday.

The Hawks cut their deficit in half with a four-spot of their own in the bottom of the fourth.

Kendra Husmann started the surge by reaching on an error, with singles from Meagan Bandstra, Riley Jamison, Carli Major and Josie Baumgartner plating two runs. Alison Soelberg drove in Jamison with a fielder’s choice, with an error on the play allowing Major to score as well.

Ogden pulled away with a run in the fifth and four more in the seventh, with a Husmann RBI-ground out and a Bandstra single sending two Hawks across the dish in the seventh to account for the final score.

Bandstra was 3-for-4 with a double, with Baumgartner and Jamison both 2-for-3 while Major added a single.

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EARLHAM 12, W-G 6

W-G 15, EARLHAM 8

EARLHAM — Tuesday’s split at Earlham was highlighted by a pair of impressive offensive outputs from two Hawks in the second contest.

Miranda Aunspach was 5-for-6 in the win and was on base safely in all six at-bats as she also had reached on an error.

Bandstra helped secure the win with a 4-for-5 effort that included three doubles. Both drove in four runs apiece.

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PANORAMA 8, W-G 7

WOODWARD — The Hawks had a rally in their final at-bat come up just short in an 8-7 loss to the Panthers Monday.

Panorama scored four times in the top of the sixth to move into an 8-3 lead, with three W-G runs trimming the Hawk deficit to 8-6. The hosts closed to within a run with a tally in the bottom of the seventh but could not come closer in suffering the setback.

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W-G 5, MADRID 3 (9)

MADRID — W-G scored twice in the top of the ninth to make off with a 5-3 WCC road win June 25.

The Tigers had scored three times in their first trip to the plate, with a three-run fifth from the Hawks eventually being the rally that forced extra innings.

Husmann and Bandstra singled to fuel the fateful W-G rally in the top of the ninth. Senior Annie Webb delivered the winning blow with a two-run double to plate Husmann and Bandstra.

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UPCOMING GAMES:

W-G (10-21, 7-7) will host Guthrie Center tonight for a varsity doubleheader, with the first of the WCC twin set to begin at 6 p.m.

The Hawk will then be off until Monday, when they host West Central Valley in a Class 2A Region 7 First Round game at 7 p.m. The winner faces host Madrid Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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