Busy, busy, busy.
The Boone Central varsity softball team continued a hectic early-season schedule with five games at the Albion Sports Complex Sep. 2 – 6.
The Cardinals stand 4-6 in 2008 after winning mid-week games over David City and North Bend Central and dropping three decisions in the Boone Central Invitational Saturday.
In its most complete performance of the young season, Boone Central blasted visiting David City 8-0 in five innings Tuesday, Sep. 2.
The Cards got the only run they would need in the third inning, then put the game away with six in the fifth.
“This was an all-around performance for us,” praised Coach Brandon Detlefsen. “Paige Kolm pitched a one-hit shutout and was hitting her spots all night.
“We broke through offensively the second time through the batting order. Kenzie Pelster had a great night, going 2-for-3 with two RBI.”
The runs didn’t come freely Thursday at the sports complex and Boone Central needed a top-notch pitching and defensive effort to nip North Bend Central 1-0.
“This was just a well-played game by both squads,” commented Detlefsen. “North Bend is a solid team and played well.
“This was one of our best games defensively. Missy was brilliant in the circle with a three-hitter. Both Missy and Paige have stepped up their pitching this year and are doing an outstanding job.”
Teams faced wet, cold, frankly miserable weather during much of the Boone Central Invitational Saturday at the Albion Sports Complex.
The Cardinals’ results, to a large extent, mirrored that weather, as BC could not get untracked against three tough opponents.
The tone for the Cards’ day was set in the sixth inning of the morning’s first game, as High Plains rallied with three unearned runs to score a 5-3 win over Boone Central. Each of the Cards’ final two games of the tournament were eerily similar.
Boone Central scored three quick runs in the first inning against Cross County, but allowed the Cougars four in that frame and another eight in a 12-3 loss. BC crossed home plate four times to take an early lead over Wayne in its final contest, but the Blue Devils shut the Cards down from there and scored a 9-4 win.
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