It was a busy weekend for area high school sports teams beginning Friday and wrapping up Saturday.
South Hamilton Hawks
The South Hamilton Hawks girls softball team began the weekend looking for their first win in softball and heading into Saturday they would still be searching. The Lady Hawks fell 9 to 2 to Grundy Center Friday to fall to 0 and 4 on the season. Saturday, however, would breathe new life into the Hawks as they headed to Hudson for a tournament and after knocking off Grundy Center, Janesville, and Denver the Hawkeyes would not only have their first 3 wins but a tournament championship. The Hawks softball team now sits at 3 and 4 and will host Gilbert tonight.
The Hawks baseball team took to the field in Saydel sitting with a 3 and 3 overall record. Despite solid starting pitching the Hawks would fall by a score of 3 to 1 to fall to 3 and 4 this season. South Hamilton baseball hosts Gilbert in Jewell tonight.
Eagle Grove Eagles
The Eagle Grove Eagles baseball team had just a single game over the weekend as they hosted Lake Mills Friday night and fell by a score of 9 to 7 and dropped to 2 and 5 overall this year. The Eagles visit West Hancock tonight.
And the Eagles softball team had a good start to the weekend as they garnered their first victory of the season, a 19-7 offensive explosion over Lake Mills. The Eagles would then play in the Humboldt Wildcat tournament falling to the Wildcats 21-9 and Mason City 4 to 1 to enter the week with a 1 and 10 record as they will visit West Hancock tonight.
Clarion Goldfield Dows Cowboys and Webster City Lynx
Friday night a North Central Conference rivalry match took place in Clarion. The Webster City Lynx Softball and Baseball teams visited Clarion Goldfield Dows for a pair of games and the Lynx would come away with the sweep. In the softball game, the Lynx found themselves without senior 1st baseman Cassidy Nerland who suffered an ankle injury in practice last week. Webster City would take an early 5-0 lead but the Cowgirls worked their way back into it tying the game heading into the 5th but the Lynx would tack on 7 runs to pull away for the 12-5 victory. Jenna Miller would get the victory pitching while Atlanta Hopp closed the game out in relief. At the plate, Miller would also add 2 doubles and 3 runs batted in. The Lynx now sit at 4 and 4 and will host Clear Lake tonight.
The Cowboys baseball team would also host Webster City Friday night with CGD looking for their first victory of the season. It was not to be as the Lynx got timely hitting and an otherworldly pitching performance to drop Clarion Goldfield Dows to 0 and 6 this season. Dylan Steen would make his second start of the year and go 6 innings giving up one run on one hit but he gathered 14 strikeouts including 12 in a row from the 1st through 4th innings. At the plate the Lynx were led by Caleb Olson who went 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI’s on a double and the Lynx first home run of the year, a solo blast in the 4th inning. Webster City improves to 4 and 1 this year, they will host the 4 and 3 Clear Lake Lions at Webster City High School in our feature game of the night. First pitch at 7:30, pregame with yours truly at 7:15.
The Clarion Goldfield Dows Softball and Baseball teams visit Iowa Falls-Alden tonight.