Following another busy week of diamond action, the Boone Central Cardinals lost two straight games in the Mid-State Conference Tournament at O’Neill Monday to drop to 10-9 overall in 2012.
Boone Central traveled to Pierce Tuesday, Sept. 11, for a triangular competition and dropped a 12-0 decision to 16-2 Wayne in its opener.
The Cardinals, who have proved resilient all season, defeated host Pierce 7-2 in their other contest. Terri Molt and Shannon Stuhlmiller singled and scored in the first to get BC off to a good start and the Cards made it 5-1 in the fourth with runs by Becca Reicks, Molt and Stuhlmiller.
Boone Central scored a solid 8-4 victory at Wisner-Pilger Thursday to improve to 8-6.
“This was, without a doubt, the girls’ best defensive game to date,” praised Coach Cassie Olson. “Wisner-Pilger is a hard-hitting team, but Kylie did great on the mound and our defense, especially the outfield, really stepped up to the challenge.
“Icing on the cake was stringing together good hits.”
Despite opening with an 11-0 loss to undefeated Class B G.I. Northwest (16-0) Saturday, Boone Central bounced back to win consecutive games and finish the GINW Invite 2-1.
The Cardinals thumped Southern Valley 14-6, pounding out 18 hits and breaking the contest open with a five-run second inning and four more in the third.
Boone Central concluded the day with a 9-3 victory over Central City on the strength of four-run second and sixth innings. With Nikki Mewhirter limiting the Bison to just three hits, BC cranked out 17 of its own.
Things did not go as well Monday at O’Neill, as Boone Central dropped two straight in the annual Mid-State Conference Tournament.
BC was upended 9-7 by a Pierce team they defeated a week ago, managing just five hits in the contest.
Boone Central’s day ended with a 10-2 loss to Lutheran High NE.
The Cardinals were able to muster just six hits and fourth-inning runs by Hager and Lee, while the Eagles pounded 10 hits, took a 5-2 lead after four, and wrapped up the win with four final runs in the seventh.
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