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Wolverines outslug Titans 29-14

LYTTON—In a wild high-scoring softball game, the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine junior varsity squad out-slugged the South Central Calhoun Titans by the final score of 29-14 on Wednesday, June 5.

The purple-and-gold had 17 hits in the win as both Lily Hoover and McKenna Crawmer had three hits with one of Hoover’s hits being a double.

Golden Bears defeat Belmond-Klemme 12-3

ALGONA—Both Abbie Capesius and Hanna Merron drove in four RBI as Ella Schaaf recorded 10 strikeouts to lead the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bear softball squad to a 12-3 Top of Iowa Conference win over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos on Monday, June 10.

Schaaf tossed all seven innings to earn the victory in the circle. She gave up three earned runs on seven hits while fanning 10 and issued three base-on-balls.

Warrior softball outlasts Eagle Grove 11-8

BANCROFT—North Union used one big inning to pull out an 11-8 Top of Iowa Conference softball victory over the Eagle Grove Eagles on Wednesday, June 5.

The home team scored once in the first inning and three more in the third before the Eagles tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fourth frame.

Golden Bears blank West Hancock

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan remained undefeated in Top of Iowa Conference baseball play on Friday, June 7 with an 8-0 shutout win over the West Hancock Eagles.

Justin Bauer twirled a two-hit complete game shutout to earn the win on the hill. He struck out nine batters, walked one and hit three batters.

The black-and-gold tallied single runs in the first, second, fourth and sixth innings and added four insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth frame to move to 7-0 in the league.

North Union cruises to conference road win

GARNER—North Union rolled a big early lead and cruised to an 11-0, five-inning Top of Iowa Conference softball win on Friday, June 7 over the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals.

Ainsley Ulrich tossed a five-inning no-hitter to earn the win in the circle. She fanned seven batters and issued a pair of base-on-balls in the contest.

Cardinals outlast North Union 11-10

By Greg Grabianowski, Sports Editor

GARNER—Garner-Hayfield/Ventura scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a wild 11-10 Top of Iowa Conference walk-off victory over the North Union Warriors on Friday, June 7.

The visitors scored a run in the top of the first inning, but the red-and-black answered with five runs in the bottom of the stanza for an early 5-1 advantage.

Eagles top North Union baseball team 12-5

BANCROFT—Eagle Grove jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after the first two innings and went on to a 12-5 Top of Iowa Conference baseball victory on Wednesday, June 5 over the North Union Warriors.

The visitors scored a single run in the opening frame; four more in the second, one in the fourth, two in the fifth, three more in the sixth and one in the seventh in the conference victory.

Rebels hand WB-M league loss

GILMORE CITY—Sioux Central exploded for eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to blow open a 6-3 contest and went onto a 14-5 Twin Lakes Conference baseball win over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines on Friday, June 7.

The purple-and-gold had five hits in the loss as Eli Hanson and Jayson Akridge both laced doubles along with one single each by Houston Nielsen, Tyler Hansen and Carson Schneider.

Algona defeats Cowboys 10-1

ALGONA—Algona earned a 10-1 North Central Conference baseball victory on Friday, June 7 over a stubborn Clarion-Goldfield/Dows Cowboys team to remain undefeated in the league at 5-0.

The visitors got on the scoreboard first with a run in the top of the second stanza before the Bulldogs scored two in both the second and third frames for an early 4-1 lead.

Bears topple Wolverines

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan rolled past West Bend-Mallard 15-3 on Thursday, June 6 in non-conference baseball action.

The black-and-gold tallied four runs in the bottom of the first inning; added seven more in the second and plated four runs in the third frame in the win as the Wolverines scored all three of their runs in the top of the fourth.

Carter Schwab led the Golden Bears at the plate with four singles while teammate Benji Trainer laced three two-baggers.

Slagle twirls no-hitter against No. 9 Midgets

ESTHERVILLE—Junior right-hander, Tate Slagle flipped a six-inning no-hitter as the Algona Bulldogs baseball team knocked off ninth-ranked (Class 2A) Estherville-Lincoln Central by the score of 13-0 in six innings on Thursday, June 6.

Slagle had a perfect game into the fifth stanza when he allowed his only base runner of the game on a base-on-balls as the right-hander fanned 13 Midgets while on the bump to earn the win.

Bulldogs take huge NCC road win

CLEAR LAKE—Heading east down Highway 18, the Algona Bulldogs traveled to face the Clear Lake Lions on Monday, June 10 and returned home with a huge 4-1 North Central Conference baseball victory.

The red-and-black scored two runs in the top of the first inning and added a couple of key insurance runs in both the second and seventh frames as the Lions scored their only tally of the contest in the sixth stanza.

Golden Bears squeeze past stubborn Bronco squad

ALGONA—Belmond-Klemme came into Monday, June 10’s Top of Iowa Conference baseball game at 0-10 while Bishop Garrigan was 10-3 on the year.

But the Broncos did not play like that, as the Golden Bears held on for a 7-4 victory. The game was tied at 4-4 after two innings of play before the black-and-gold scored once in the fifth and twice in the sixth inning for the win.

Slagle powers Algona past Cadets 13-5

IOWA FALLS—Tate Slagle belted two home runs, scored three runs and knocked in five RBI to help lead the Algona Bulldogs to a 13-5 North Central Conference baseball victory on Wednesday, June 5 over the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets.

Slagle blasted his fourth and fifth round trippers of the season to go along with a single to lead a nine-hit attack by the red-and-black.

Golden Bears win key early season league game

FOREST CITY—In a key early season Top of Iowa Conference baseball contest featuring last year’s co-champions, the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears defeated the Forest City Indians 7-3 on Wednesday, June 5.

Leading 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning, the black-and-gold scored four times to seal the win. Justin Bauer, Tate Foertsch and Carter Schwab each had a key single in the frame.

BGHS softball squad wins league road game

FOREST CITY—Bishop Garrigan scored eight times in the first three innings and went on to win a 14-5 Top of Iowa Conference softball contest over the Forest City Indians on Wednesday, June 5.

The black-and-gold tallied four runs in the top of the first stanza, scored two more in the second, third, fifth and seventh and added a single run in the sixth inning as the Indians scored two runs in the second and fifth and a single run in the bottom of the seventh stanza.

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