3 area high schools had softball and baseball games Thursday night and 2 of those teams held make-up games from cancellations that occurred earlier this week due to the deluge of rain we’ve received.
Clarion Goldfield Dows
First off, the Clarion Goldfield Dows summer teams hosted the Algona Bulldogs in a pair of North Central Conference matchups that had to be postponed Monday night. The Cowboys baseball team trailed by slim margin of 2-1 headed to the 5th inning in Clarion but the Bulldogs plated 6 runs in the 5th and 6th innings to pull away for an 8-1 victory over CGD. The Cowboys are now 1 and 13 this season and are set to visit St. Edmond in Fort Dodge tonight.
The Cowgirls softball team took a lopsided 14-0 loss to a very tough Algona Bulldogs softball team Thursday. The Cowboys now drop to 3 and 12 this year and have won just one of their last 13 games without gaining a single conference victory. The path doesn’t get any easier for the Cowgirls as they visit the 14th ranked St. Edmond Gaels tonight.
Eagle Grove Eagles
The Eagle Grove Eagles had a busy schedule Thursday that kicked off with the softball team hosting a doubleheader. In the first game, the Eagles hosted Newman Catholic in a makeup game from Wednesday. The Eagles would fall behind 6-1 after the first inning to the 20-win Knights en route to a 13-2 loss in 5 innings. Then in the nightcap, the Eagles softballers would host a 3 win Pocahontas Area team but Eagle Grove showed the fatigue from playing two games. Eagle Grove would put up 7 runs but it was nowhere near enough to withstand the offensive onslaught of the Indians as they fell 19 to 7. The Eagles record now sits at 5 and 19 as they prepare to visit Garner-Hayfield-Ventura tonight.
Eagles baseball fell 14 to 4 to Manson Northwest Webster to drop to 7 and 10 overall this season. The Eagles boys also visit GHV tonight at 7:30PM.
Webster City Lynx
And the Webster City Lynx teams were scheduled to have the night off Thursday but after having games postponed on both Monday and Wednesday, the local summer teams held a makeup date. The Lynx boys and girls had been scheduled to visit Hampton-Dumont Monday but thunderstorms forced a postponement and the games were made up Thursday. The Lynx girls softball team entered the game on a 3 game winning streak and were looking to avenge a 6-1 loss to the Bulldogs back on May 30th. The Lynx would do just that as they got 8 innings of one run softball from pitcher Jenna Miller en route to a 3-1 extra innings victory. Kelley Stoakes and Leah Kasch led the way, each going 2 for 3, to lead the Lynx who have now won 4 straight and sit at 12 and 9 this season ahead of tonight’s big matchup with the Algona Bulldogs at 7:30PM in Webster City.
The Lynx boys also held a makeup game against Hampton-Dumont and it was all Lynx all the way in a 5-0 victory. Coming off of their first loss in 10 games in their most recent game last Wednesday at Humboldt, the Lynx put together an all-around strong performance. Ace Max Hackbarth got back in form with a complete game shutout giving up just 3 hits while striking out 10. At the plate the Lynx were led by Junior Dylan Steen who went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Webster City hosts a strong Algona Bulldogs team at Webster City High School at 7:30PM.
South Hamilton Hawks
And the Prairie City Monroe Mustangs will visit Jewell tonight in Heart of Iowa Conference play. The 7 and 12 South Hamilton Hawks softball team will see the Mustangs at 7PM. The 4 and 9 Hawks baseball squad squares off with the 7 and 8 Mustangs at 7:30PM.