Boone Central’s varsity softball team continued a hectic schedule over the past week, splitting six games to improve its season record to 11-10.
The Cardinals scored a victory at Wisner-Pilger Thursday, Sept. 18, posted a 1-2 record in a tough G.I. Northwest tournament Saturday and split contests with Madison and West Point C.C. Monday in a triangular at the Albion Sports Complex.
Boone Central’s bats were booming at Wisner-Pilger Thursday and the Cardinals pounded out a 7-3 victory over the Gators.
Paige Kolm picked up the victory with a three-hitter for BC. Lindsay Temme led the offensive attack with three hits and Emily Wells belted a double and triple.
Boone Central’s JV team had a strong outing at Wisner-Pilger, scoring a 12-5 victory. The Cards got off to a strong start in the first inning as Glidden pounded a two-run triple. Boone Central also had a big third inning, scoring four runs on four hits, including Glidden’s lead-off home run.
Katie Zaruba earned the victory for Boone Central.
Boone Central opened the GINW Tournament with a tough 5-3 loss to the host Vikings, rebounded to thump York 8-3, then dropped an 11-3 decision to Adams Central.
“Our girls played very well in the opener until we made some crucial mistakes in the last inning,” said BC Coach Brandon Detlefsen. “Missy and Paige both pitched well against some very good hitters.
“In the second game, we got off to a slow start, but after seeing the pitcher, we were able to hit the ball hard the second time through the order. Against Adams Central, we showed signs of fatigue mentally and physically and didn’t play up to our potential against a good team.
“Overall, going 1-2 in a Class B dominated tournament, we feel fairly good about the outcome.
Boone Central rallied late against West Point C.C. Monday, but fell one run short in a 5-4 loss to the Bluejays.
Trailing 4-0, BC got runs from Kolm and Temme in the sixth to narrow the gap. WPCC tacked on a run in the seventh and the Cardinals plated Baker and Kolm and had the tieing run at second base before a strikeout ended the contest.
Boone Central got back above .500 with a 5-2 victory over Madison in the nightcap.
Zoucha controlled the Dragon line-up, allowing just three hits, and BC broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fourth inning.
Temme, Koch, Kenzie Pelster and Baker scored for the Cards, with Kolm providing a big two-run double for the final runs.
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