The Boone Central varsity softball team put together an outstanding week of play, winning two games in a triangular at O’Neill Sept. 9, then taking two of three contests in the Lakeview Tournament at Columbus Saturday.
The Cardinals, who improved to 8-7 overall with the 4-1 week, play at Wisner-Pilger Thursday and travel to the Northwest Invite at Grand Island Saturday.
Boone Central opened play in the O’Neill triangular last Tuesday, holding off Madison for a 7-6 victory. The Cards took the lead in the third as Wells tripled and scored on a ground out by Temme. BC added a run in the fourth when Paige Kolm singled home Baker and went ahead 7-4 on runs by Temme and Calen Choyeski in the fifth.
Zoucha and BC worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, then barely nipped a final Dragon rally in the top of the seventh. Madison scored twice in the inning and put the tieing run at second base before Zoucha fielded a ground ball back to the mound for the final out.
The Cardinals had a bit easier time in the nightcap, defeating host O’Neill 4-1 behind a three-hitter by Kolm.
Choyeski drove in Temme with the game’s first run in the second inning and BC took a 3-0 lead in the sixth when base hits by Temme and Pelster scored Zoucha and Wells.
Kolm gave up the only Eagle run in the bottom of the inning, but Boone Central added a tally by Baker in the seventh to wrap up the win.
After dropping a 7-0 decision to a tough Lakeview squad Saturday, Boone Central rebounded with a 7-5 win over York and 5-4 victory over West Point C.C.
Lakeview’s Jenna Alswager shut BC down in the day’s opener, allowing the Cards just two hits.
The Viqueens scored the only two runs they would need off Kolm in the second.
The rest of the day went much better for Boone Central, beginning with an exciting 7-5 win over York.
York scored twice in the first and once in the second, BC answering each time. Baker and Kolm tallied in the opening frame for the Cards and Choyeski scored in the second.
Boone Central broke the stalemate with three runs in the fifth inning. Kolm was hit by a pitch, Zoucha walked, Wells cracked a base-clearing triple and Temme followed with an RBI single.
York closed the gap to 6-5 with two in the top of the sixth and BC came back with a run by Marissa Koch in the bottom of the inning. Zoucha then set the Dukes down 1-2-3 in the seventh, fanning the final two batters.
Boone Central closed the tourney by nipping West Point C.C. 5-4 – all the game’s runs coming in a wild third inning.
WPCC broke a scoreless tie with four in the top of that third frame as Boone Central committed three errors. The Cards immediately answered in the bottom of the inning with runs by Koch, Chancee Nolan, Baker, Zoucha and Wells. The big blow of the inning was a three-run triple by Wells.
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