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Hawks improve to 9-3 in conference play

Dalaney Bice hit two home runs, drove in six runs and limited the opposition to one hit and two walks as Woodward-Granger routed Panorama, 13-0, in three innings of WCC softball Monday.

Bice hit her 12th and 13th homers of the season in the win, with Alyssa Jack 2-for-2 with a triple and three RBIs while Julia Evans drive in two runs with a double. Miranda Aunspach also had two hits for the Hawks, who improved to 13-11 overall and 9-3 in conference play.

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The Woodward-Granger softball team split a pair of games at the Clarke Tournament on June 22. The Hawks opened with a 17-0 demolition of East Union in three innings before being handcuffed by the host Indians, 7-0, in their second contest.

W-G jumped on East Union with 13 runs in the top of the first inning. The Hawks added four tallies in the second en route to the three-inning victory.

Dalaney Bice walked four and allowed two hits while striking out a pair of batters in picking up the win.

Bice aided her own cause with a double, a home run and five RBIs, with Julia Evans, Meagan Bandstra and Kendra Husmann all adding doubles. Alyssa Jack, Annie Webb, Jordyn Achenbach and Evans all finished with two RBIs apiece.

Achenbach suffered the loss in the ring against Clarke after allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits. She issued four walks and tallied three strikeouts.

W-G did little offensively to help, as singles from Bice and Alison Soelberg were the only hits the Hawks were able to manage. Bree Lesch drew a walk to account for the only other W-G base runner.

Junior Libby Bemis finished an outstanding performance in the circle with 15 strikeouts for the Indians.

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WOODWARD-GRANGER 10, MADRID 4

W-G enacted some revenge for a 10-inning loss to Madrid the night before (see below) with a 10-4 WCC victory June 21.

The Hawks held an 8-0 lead after four frames, with the Tigers closing to 8-3 before two W-G runs in the sixth all but sealed the win, at 10-3. Madrid scored once in the seventh to set the final score.

Meagan Bandstra, Riley Jamison, Kendra Husmann and Jack had doubles for the Hawks, with Evans hitting a triple while Webb ripped her first career home run down the line in left field.

Bree Lesch, Annie Webb and Evans had three hits apiece, with Jack, Jamison and Aunspach each tallying two hits to spark the attack. Lesch had four RBIs and Webb three, with Aunspach, Jamison and Lesch all scoring twice.

Jordyn Achenbach allowed four runs on 11 hits in seven frames, with one run unearned. She struck out five batters and issued two walks.

Shelby Larson was chased from the ring after 2-1/3 innings. She allowed six runs on 10 hits and a walk in taking the loss. Sarah Kleinwort tossed 3-2/3 frames, yielding four runs on eight hits while striking out one.

Naomi Dalton had a double and two singles for Madrid, with Taylor Bell, Chelsea Hinkel and Kirsten Raymond each recording a pair of hits. One of Raymond’s hits was a double, with Dalton, Hinkel, Shawna Cairns and Anna Cairns driving in one run each.

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MADRID 3, WOODWARD-GRANGER 2 (10)

MADRID — Kat Ackerson doubled home Bell with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Madrid topped W-G, 3-2, in a WCC battle on June 20.

The Hawks scored both of their runs in the top of the first inning, with a run in the bottom of the first and another in the third tying the game for the hosts.

Bice went 9 1/3 innings before being given the loss. She allowed three runs on 10 hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Lesch had three hits for W-G, with Jack and Webb adding two hits apiece to lead the offense. Bice and Webb both had doubles and RBIs, with Lesch and Jamison scoring the two W-G runs.

Kleinwort surrendered just two runs on 13 hits and three walks while striking out one in earning the win for the Tigers.

Bell and Lynn Rigby both had three hits for the Tigers, with Hinkel driving in a run.

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WOODWARD-GRANGER 4, No. 7 EARLHAM 2

Woodward-Granger scored twice in the top of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead before adding a final run in the top of the seventh to upset seventh-ranked Earlham, 4-2, in WCC softball June 19.

Each team had scored once each in their first at-bat, with the Cardinals grabbing a 2-1 lead with a tally in the fourth before the Hawks rallied to claim the win.

Lefthander Achenbach limited the hosts to two runs (one of them unearned) on six hits in collecting the complete game win. She walked four batters and struck out five.

Lesch, Jack and Bice had two hits apiece, with Webb, Bandstra, Carli Major and Achenbach adding one hit each. Jack scored three times and Lesch once, with Bice recording three RBIs.

Kaylie Brindley was handed the loss in the circle. She yielded four runs (three earned) on 10 hits while striking out 10.

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