Lynx torch Garrigan with big fourth inning

ALGONA – Eight different players entered the hits column in the scorebook and one big inning powered the Webster City softball team to its third consecutive North Central Conference victory here last night.

In a scoreless game after three innings, WCHS (5-2, 3-0 NCC) circled the bases and touched the plate six times in the top of the fourth. The Lynx added two more runs in the seventh and beat Algona Bishop Garrigan, 8-2.

“In that (fourth) inning we were able to play a little bit of small ball and a little bit of power hitting,” WCHS head coach Jess Howard said after her club finished with nine hits. “We obviously need to get more consistent, but it just goes to show that hitting is contagious.”

Hannah Myers was the only Lynx player to finish with multiple hits. She rocked Kristin Condoleon for a pair of doubles, the second of which bounced off the fence in right field and plated the two seventh-inning runs.

Allie Flaws, Abbey Fuhs and Mikaleh McCoy all singled and drove in one run. Catie Boyd was part of the fourth-inning showcase; her base knock to right center brought in two runs.

McCoy earned her third league win in the pitcher’s circle. She gave up five hits and struck out eight. Only one of the runs was earned.

WCHS will return to Lynx Field this evening to host Algona in a make-up game that was originally on the schedule for last Friday. The junior varsity game will start at 6 p.m. Howard says the varsity first pitch will be at approximately 7:45 p.m.