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Poky defeats West Bend-Mallard WOLVERINES 10-0

 

GILMORE CITY—Pocahontas Area blanked West Bend-Mallard 10-0 in five innings in a Twin Lakes Conference baseball contest played on Wednesday, June 22.

The red-and-white plated six runs in the top of the first inning followed by a single run in the second, two more tallies in the third frame and ended the game with a run in the top of the fifth stanza.

Bulldogs hand Storm Lake fifth loss of season

 

ALGONA—Algona pull off a minor upset as the red-and-black handed the Storm Lake Tornadoes (18-5) just their fifth loss of the season on Tuesday, June 21 by the final score of 13-7.

The Bulldogs pounded out 13 hits in the victory as they scored five times in the bottom of the first stanza along with single runs in the second and sixth frames, added four tallies in the fourth and two more in the fifth.

WB-Mallard drops non-conference tilt

 

HARTLEY—West Bend-Mallard stepped outside of Twin Lakes Conference baseball play on Tuesday, June 21 and dropped an 8-5 non-conference contest to the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Hawks.

Each team scored once in the first stanza before the visitors took a 4-1 advantage in the second. The home team plated one run in the third frame and four more in the fourth to take a 6-4 advantage.

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Bishop Garrigan rolls past Eagles 13-3

 

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan started fast with an early lead and cruised to a 13-3, five-inning Top of Iowa Conference softball victory over the West Hancock Eagles on Thursday, June 23.

No. 1 Panthers drill No. 2 North Union 10-0

 

SWEA CITY—A battle of the top two ranked softball squads in Class 2A proved not to be what it was billed up to be as top-ranked Central Springs drubbed No. 2 rated North Union 10-0 in five innings in a non-conference contest that took place on Thursday, June 23.

The Panthers tallied two runs in the top of the first inning before exploding for six tallies in the top of fourth frame and ended the contest early with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth stanza.

Humboldt uses Algona Bulldog miscues for an 8-4 NCC win

 

ALGONA—Humboldt used four straight errors by the Algona Bulldogs to score six unearned runs in top of the fifth inning to rally from a 4-1 deficit and went onto an 8-4 North Central Conference softball victory on Wednesday, June 22.

North Union Warriors blank Belmond 10-0 in five innings

 

SWEA CITY—Second-ranked North Union shutout Belmond-Klemme 10-0 in five innings in a Top of Iowa Conference softball contest played on Wednesday, June 22.

The green-black-and-silver scored twice in the opening frame before tallying a single run in the third stanza and ended the contest early with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Bishop Garrigan defeats West Hancock 7-1

 

BRITT—Bishop Garrigan earned a 7-1 Top of Iowa Conference road softball victory on Tuesday, June 21 over the West Hancock Eagles. The black-and-gold had eight hits in the win as both Abbie Capesius and Darius Goche had a pair of singles to lead the way.

The Golden Bears scored a single run in the top of the second stanza along with three runs in both the third and seventh frames while the home team scored their lone tally in the bottom of the sixth stanza.

Algona defeats Cadets 13-3 in NCC action

 

ALGONA—Algona pounded out 11 hits in a 13-3, five-inning North Central Conference baseball victory on Monday, June 27 over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets.

After a scoreless first inning, the red-and-black plated five runs in the bottom of the second frame and exploded for seven more in the third stanza for a 12-0 advantage.

North Union Warriors top Lake Mills 6-1

 

BANCROFT—North Union earned a 6-1 Top of Iowa Conference baseball victory on Monday, June 27 over the Lake Mills Bulldogs.

The green-black-and-silver plated two runs in the bottom of the first, third and fourth innings while the purple-and-gold scored their only tally in the top of the seventh inning.

Wolverines earn first victory of the season

 

RUTHVEN—West Bend-Mallard earned their first victory of the 2022 season on Monday, June 27 with an exciting 6-4 triumph over the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans.

The Wolverines held a 4-3 advantage after the first four innings of play before adding a pair of big insurance runs to earn their first win of the year.

Merron pitches Golden Bears past West Hancock Eagles

 

ALGONA—Right-hander Nathan Merron scattered five hits to help lead the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears baseball team to an 11-1, five-inning Top of Iowa Conference contest win that was played on Thursday, June 23 against the West Hancock Eagles.

Trailing 1-0, the black-and-gold erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and ended the game early with four more tallies in the bottom of the fifth frame for their fifth straight victory.

Cadets edge Algona 2-1 in North Central play

 

ALGONA—Iowa Falls-Alden used a strong pitching performance to hand the Algona Bulldogs a narrow 2-1 North Central Conference softball loss on Monday, June 27.

The Cadets’ Cidni Phipps out-dueled Ryan Haynes in a classic pitcher’s duel. Phipps allowed just one hit while fanning 10 and hit a pair of batters.

Haynes was just as sharp for the red-and-black as she gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out eight batters and walked one.

North Union stays perfect in conference

 

SWEA CITY—North Union remained undefeated in Top of Iowa Conference softball play on Monday, June 27 with a 10-1 victory over the Lake Mills Bulldogs.

The green-black-and-silver broke a scoreless dead-lock in the third inning with six runs. The home team added three more tallies in the bottom of the fourth frame before both teams scored a single run in the sixth stanza.

Golden Bears split a pair of tourney games

 

COLLINS—The Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears softball squad split a pair of non-conference contests on Saturday, June 25 at the Collins-Maxwell tournament.

The black-and-gold dropped their opener to Pella 14-1 in six innings but rebounded to defeat Central Decatur 4-2 later in the day in their second game.

In the opener, the Golden Bears scored first with a run in the first inning before the green-and-white responded with the next 14 runs.

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