The Woodward-Granger Hawks’ softball team (15-19) extended their season, at least for the moment, to another game after defeating WCAC (West Central Activities Conference) foe the Panorama Panthers (5-17) 11-1 in the first round of the Class 2A postseason.
Last Monday Riley Jamison, Hawks’ pitching ace, finished off her career at the Phil Creese Diamond where she tossed six innings, gave up one run on seven hits, walking two and striking out three.
Offensively she helped her cause by tallying three doubles, and driving in five of the team’s 11 total runs.
The home team opened up the game with five runs in the first inning and never relinquished their hold on the lead.
It was a great win for the Hawks who were coming off doubleheader losses at Van Meter as the Bulldogs (20-13) ruined the road trip by winning both games 9-3 and 5-0.
In the former contest on June 29, the Bulldogs scored four runs early and another three in the fourth before the Hawks made it onto the board with three runs in fifth.
It was a similar affair in game two when the Bulldogs scored two in the first and then continued their odd number scoring with single runs in the third, fifth and seventh innings.
The two losses put a damper on the Hawks lopsided win at Panorama on June 28.
After trailing 3-0 after three innings the Hawks’ offense scored four in the fourth and put the game out of reach with 10 more runs the following inning for the 16-6 victory.
Up next the Hawks head to Collins for a second-round showdown against host the Raiders.