A QUICK GOODNIGHT: WCHS lights up scoreboard early, ends it in 3
WEBSTER CITY – Good things happen when Allie Flaws gets on base.
The speedy Webster City sophomore showed just how disruptive she can be last night at Lynx Field, and the Lynx offense didn’t waste a single pitch in a 12-0, three-inning thumping of North Central Conference rival Clarion-Goldfield.
WCHS (12-12, 8-2 NCC) put an end to a four-game losing skid by erupting for nine runs in its first at bat. Three more runs in the second inning put an end to the game in less than an hour.
“It was good to see us come out strong offensively,” WCHS head coach Jess Howard said. “The girls were able to get their timing down well right from the beginning.”
It was Flaws who set the table.
She led-off the game with an infield single, and promptly stole second and third to put the Cowgirls (0-13, 0-11) back on their heels almost immediately.
Flaws finished 3-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs.
“Anytime we can get Allie on right away, it sets the tone for us offensively and it gives everybody a little bit of encouragement,” Howard said.
Flaws collected one of eight first-inning hits; the Lynx sent 13 batters to the plate and ran Cowgirls’ starting pitcher Chloe Johnson after just two outs. Maddie Anderson sent a shot down the left-field line for an RBI triple during the burst.
WCHS finished with 11 hits and eight players recorded at least one base knock. All nine girls in the lineup had either a hit or RBI.
Catie Boyd went 2-for-2 in the lower part of the Lynx order. Hannah Myers ripped a double and plated a run in the No. 8 slot.
Mikaleh McCoy also roped an extra-base hit – an RBI double. The junior turned in a rather easy no-hitter in the pitcher’s circle. She struck out four Clarion-Goldfield batters and allowed just one hit.
WCHS will head to Humboldt today for two games. The opener will resume a suspended game from earlier this month in which Humboldt leads 5-0 in the third inning. The nightcap will be the regularly scheduled league game.
“We’ve got a big job ahead of us because we are behind right away,” Howard said. ‘It will be a big test for us.”