Lynx softball piles up runs, stays perfect in NCC

CLARION – Webster City let Clarion-Goldfield hang around early, but by the middle innings it was all Lynx in a North Central Conference softball contest here last night.

Leading 2-1 after three innings, the Lynx (4-2, 2-0 NCC) scored four runs in the fourth frame and three more in the fifth en route to a 10-2 dismantling of the still winless Cowgirls (0-4, 0-4 NCC).

WCHS ripped off eight hits, including three that went for extra bases, and the Lynx continued to apply the pressure with eight stolen bases. Kaylee Schnathorst had three of the swipes, including her second at home this season.

“The girls did a good job of staying loaded up and staying balanced at the plate,” WCHS head coach Jess Howard said. “We’re hoping to be able to use our speed all the time.”

Catie Boyd went 2-for-4 at the dish and drove in three runs. Schnathorst laced a pair of singles and collected one RBI.

Maddie Anderson and Cassidy Nerland both found the gap for RBI doubles, and Mikaleh McCoy roped an extra-base hit as well.

McCoy was in control in the circle. The junior right hander allowed just six hits and only one earned run. She walked two and fanned five.

WCHS will take tonight off before traveling to Algona to take on Bishop Garrigan on Wednesday. The Lynx will host Algona Thursday night in a make-up contest; the junior varsity game against the Bulldogs will begin at 6 p.m.