It was a busy week for the Boone Central/Newman Grove softball team, which ran its season record to 10-6 with a pair of victories.
BC/NG made the long trek to O’Neill Tuesday, Sept. 5, splitting a pair of games in triangular action.
The Cardinals opened with a 12-0 victory over Madison/Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family in three innings. BC/NG put the game away with nine runs in the third inning. The outburst was keyed by four base hits, including Karlie Tisthammer’s double and a three-run home run by Emily Groeteke.
Host O’Neill edged Boone Central/Newman Grove 5-3 in an intense five-inning nightcap. BC/NG scored three runs in the top of the first inning, but the Eagles came right back with three of their own in the bottom of the frame. O’Neill scratched out single runs in the third and fifth innings to take the win. Eagle pitcher Sam Eichelberger shut the Cards down after the first, allowing just two hits in the contest (Hanna Seier, Taylor Olnes).
Boone Central/Newman Grove competed in the Lakeview Invitational at Columbus Saturday, posting a 1-2 mark.
The Cards began the day with an 8-4 victory over Omaha Duchesne (7-3). Duchesne closed a 4-0 gap to 5-4 with two runs in the fourth inning. BC/NG secured the win by answering with three in the top of the fifth. Boone Central/Newman Grove racked up 12 hits in the contest, with Ashtin Kaumans, Karlie Tisthammer, Stepahnie Wright, Lauren Hedlund and Mattie Young collecting two apiece.
BC/NG advanced to face a tough Class B York squad (11-1), dropping a 10-0 decision to the Dukes in four innings. The Cardinals were unable to muster any hits in the contest, while York scored at least one run in each inning.
Guardian Angels CC defeated Boone Central/Newman Grove 15-3 (3 innings) in the third place game. The Cardinals jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but GACC tallied eight runs in the second inning and finished the win with a six-run third.
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