Woodward-Granger finished with two wins during their three-game stretch at the Tiger/Knight Tournament in Carroll on June 29. The Hawks opened with a 10-0 five-inning win over Sioux City West and a 5-1 victory against Kuemper Catholic before being handed a 6-0 loss by Carroll.
W-G dominated Sioux City West as Dalaney Bice blanked the Wolverines on two hits and a walk while striking out five.
Julia Evans had a single, a triple and four RBIs to pace the W-G offense, with Alyssa Jack smacking a double and driving in a run. Riley Jamison scored twice, as did Alison Soelberg, who finished with three RBIs.
The Hawks scored three times in the first inning en route to their win over the Knights. W-G had only three hits in the game — singles by Bice, Meagan Bandstra and Jordyn Achenbach — but Kuemper errors and walks issued to Evans, Bandstra, Achenbach and Bree Lesch proved to be enough of a spark for the Hawks.
Achenbach allowed one run on seven hits and a walk in collecting the win. She finished with five strikeouts.
Lauren Janning handcuffed the Hawks with 10 strikeouts and despite issuing 10 walks yielded only one hit as Carroll topped W-G, 6-0.
Annie Webb’s single was the lone base hit for W-G, with Achenbach walking three times while Lesch, Jack and Bandstra each walked twice and Bice once.
Bice suffered the loss after allowing six runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk. The freshman tallied five strikeouts.
W-G and Van Meter played a doubleheader June 27, with the Bulldogs winning the first game, 15-0, in three innings while playing as the home team in a rescheduled game while the Hawks bounced back for a 10-5 win in the nightcap.
Kila Carbine held W-G to four hits and a walk while striking out one in winning the opener.
Jack had two singles for the Hawks, with Lesch and Soelberg adding hits while Jamison drew a walk.
Bice surrendered 15 runs on 12 hits and two walks in suffering the loss in the ring.
Hope Connor had three hits and four RBIs and Leasha Porter three RBIs to pace Van Meter, with Ali Flaherty, Ana Angel and Carbine adding two hits apiece.
Achenbach won the second game, yielding five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five.
Carbine fared much worse in the nightcap and was tagged with 12 hits while surrendering nine runs (five earned) in three innings. Kendall Anderson threw three innings of relief, allowing one run on four hits and three walks. Carbine had four strikeouts and Anderson two.
Bice had three hits, with Lesch, Evans, Webb, Bandstra and Jamison tallying two hits apiece. Evans, Bice and Jamison each had doubles, with Evans driving in three runs and Jamison and Achenbach two each.
Anderson and Porter had doubles for Van Meter in the nightcap.
A single tally in the bottom of the sixth allowed Ogden to pull out a 7-6 victory over W-G June 25 in WCC play.
The Hawks held a 4-1 lead after the top of the fifth but the hosts put five runs on the board in their next at-bat to post a 6-4 edge. Two W-G runs in the top of the sixth tied the game, but Ogden went ahead with a final run and then kept the guests from scoring in the seventh to seal the victory.
Bice yielded seven runs on eight hits and eight walks in being handed the loss from the circle.
Webb had three hits, with Jamison, Jack, Bice and Bandstra all had two hits, with Bice driving in three runs while hitting her 14th home run. Jack, Evans, Jamison and Miranda Aunspach each hit a double in the loss.
Eight different Bulldogs had hits in the win, with Abbey Gustafson and Jordan Poock smacking doubles.
Poock picked up the pitching win despite allowing six runs (five earned) on 13 hits and two walks. She tallied two strikeouts in six innings on the rubber.