Softball roundup: Dike-New Hartford wins Hudson tournament

Dike-New Hartford softball won the Hudson tournament on Saturday, June 4. (Photo from Twitter)
Jake Ryder
The Grundy Register

Dike-New Hartford softball defeated South Hamilton, Denver and Hudson to win a June 4 tournament in Hudson.

The Wolverines beat South Hamilton 9-6, bested Denver 6-2 and handled 2A No. 15 Hudson 11-4, improving to 7-2 overall.

In the win against Hudson, Taylor Kvale hit a home run as part of a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. Macy Mracek and Madde Buskohl each had two RBI.

The trio of victories capped a successful week for D-NH that included an 11-10, 8-inning victory over 2A No. 11 Jesup in Dike 24 hours prior. D-NH had also swept Hudson in a May 31 doubleheader.

D-NH has won four games in a row and seven of the last eight.

Grundy Center went 1-2 at the tournament, beating Nashua-Plainfield 7-4 and falling to Denver, 2-1, and South Hamilton, 5-1.

June 3

Grundy Center 8, AGWSR 6: The Spartans countered a six-run flurry from the Cougars in the fifth with three tallies in the sixth to get out of Ackley with the win.

Emma Beck was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and had two innings of spotless pitching in relief of Lucy Lebo. Lebo was 3-for-4 with a double and the eventual go-ahead RBI, knocking in Lauren Zajac with two outs in the sixth. Beck added an insurance RBI double as the next batter.

Quinn Holmgaard was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and Sidney Schafer added a hit and two RBI for the Cougars.

D-NH 11, Jesup 10 (8 innings): Trailing 9-5 after 5 and a half innings, the Wolverines scored three runs in the sixth, tied it in the seventh and tacked on two more runs to walk off the upset victory of the J-Hawks in Dike.

Shelby Ohrt and Madde Buskohl each hit their first varsity home runs. Buskohl was 2-for-4 with four RBI; Payton Nolan added three hits, including a triple, and four runs scored.

June 2

Grundy Center 5, Wapsie Valley 0: Lucy Lebo, Alli Beenken and Carlie Wills all smacked home runs for the Spartans. Willis finished 4-for-4 and added a double. Emma Beck pitched a shutout with four hits, two walks and eight strikeouts.

BCLUW 2, Montezuma 0: Callie Swanson and Cameron Bergman each knocked in a run for the Comets in the victory. Kaylee Grant was 2-for-3 with a double and Bergman also had two hits. Katie Hill earned the shutout victory with four strikeouts and no walks.

Jesup 18, AGWSR 8 (5 innings): Kyndra Dieken and Avery Lafrenz had two RBI each and Catelynn Koop and Tori Metzgar added one RBI each. AGWSR scored eight in the fourth to get within a 9-8 deficit, but the J-Hawks poured on nine more in the fifth to end it early.

June 1

Waterloo Columbus 13, AGWSR 2 (5 innings): Sidney Schafer and Catelynn Koop knocked in the runs for the Cougars. The Sailors got to the 10-run rule with all 13 runs scored within the first three innings of the game.

Hudson 13, BCLUW 2 (6 innings): The Pirates scored eight runs in the sixth inning to blow open the game. Cameron Bergman knocked in a run for the Comets. Kaylee Grant scored twice on 2-of-3 hitting.

East Marshall 5, Dike-New Hartford 2: Payton Nolan and Madde Buskohl had RBIs for the Wolverines. Ella Costello added a triple.

May 31

Grundy Center beats South Hardin twice: The Spartans won 2-0 in Game 1 and 3-1 in Game 2 of a doubleheader. In the first game, South Hardin starter Hailey Rosonke went toe-to-toe with Grundy Center’s Emma Beck, with Beck finishing with 19 strikeouts and Rosonke striking out 14. The Spartans scored on RBIs from Carlie Willis and Taylor Stahl, scratching across six hits. Beck allowed three hits and two walks to the Tigers.

In Game 2, both sides were tied at 1-all in the fourth inning. Beck entered in relief of Spartan starter Lucy Lebo after five innings, striking out six with a walk and one hit allowed - Willis and Stahl knocked in a run each in the seventh inning to push the Spartans ahead for good.

BCLUW sweeps AGWSR in twinbill: The Comets won Game 1 9-6, and Game 2 18-5 in six innings.

Callie Swanson, Cameron Bergman and Cassie Nason all knocked in two runs each for the Comets in the opener. Katie Hill was the winning pitcher with three earned runs on nine hits, seven strikeouts and one walk.

Avery Lafrenz had two RBI for the Cougars.

In the nightcap, the Comets poured on eight runs in the sixth inning. Nine Comets drove in at least one run. Swanson had two hits and three RBI; Kaylee Grant, Maliah Gunderson, Klayre Gallentine, Raegan Crawford and Emma Hoover plated two runners each. Klayre Gallentine was the Game 2 pitching winner, throwing six innings with five unearned runs, three walks and five strikeouts.

Kyndra Dieken and Tessa Sperfslage had two RBI each for AGWSR.

D-NH sweeps Hudson: The Wolverines won 7-5 in Game 1, 8-6 in Game 2.

Ella Costello had a triple and four runs batted in for D-NH in the opener. Madisen Theel earned the pitching victory and had two hits and two RBI.

In the nightcap, Taylor Kvale had three hits, including a home run and a double. Payton Nolan added two RBI on two hits – a double and a triple. Faith Gray earned the pitching victory.


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