Lynx trip up Carroll, Greene County; finish 2-1 at Ogden tourney

OGDEN – Solid pitching and an explosive offense led the Webster City softball team to a pair of wins on Saturday at the Ogden tournament.

A long and exhausting day took its toll in the finale, however.

“We played well, but you could tell we’d been out in the heat all day,” WCHS head coach Jess Howard said after wins over Carroll (12-0 in 4 innings) and Greene County (4-2), followed by a loss to Boone (8-2). “That doesn’t excuse anything in that third game, but we just didn’t have the fire that we did in the first two games.”

WCHS (3-2) scored in each of its four at bats, highlighted by a seven-run fourth frame in the lopsided win over Carroll. Allie Flaws went 3-for-4, Abbey Fuhs and Mikaleh McCoy both finished 2-for-3 and Kenady Highland was 2-for-2 to lead the Lynx 12-hit attack.

Fuhs and Cassidy Nerland both drove in three runs; Highland and Kaylee Schnathorst collected two RBIs each.

Flaws also stole three bases.

McCoy struck out three and allowed just five hits to pick up the win in the circle.

“We came out right away and put it to them,” Howard said. “McCoy pitched great and did a good job of moving the ball around.”

Gabbi Hoversten notched her first career varsity victory against Greene County, as the Rams managed just five hits. She walked two and fanned three.

Greene County opened up a 2-0 lead after three innings, but WCHS answered with a run in the fourth and then three in the fifth.

McCoy and Maddie Anderson both went 2-for-3 at the dish with an RBI. Fuhs and Hannah Myers both added singles and an RBI.

WCHS committed four errors in the loss to Boone and the Toreadors ripped 12 hits off McCoy.

Catie Boyd drove in both Lynx runs with a seventh-inning double. McCoy, Schnathorst and Myers also had hits.

WCHS will get back to work in the North Central Conference tonight with a trip north to take on Clarion-Goldfield at 7:30 p.m.