WCHS baseball unable to run winning streak to five

WEBSTER CITY – Five in a row just wasn’t meant to be.

Webster City’s four-game winning streak crashed into a pack of Bulldogs last night at Lynx Field, as Hampton-Dumont generated more than enough offense to sprint past the Lynx, 9-2, in a North Central Conference baseball clash.

Hampton-Dumont (12-10, 5-7 NCC) piled up 10 hits and scored multiple runs in three innings off WCHS pitchers Ben Mossman and Cal Zahn.

“They put the ball in play. Some were hits that were just out of our reach, but other balls they hit hard,” WCHS head coach Troy Smock said. “We didn’t hit the ball well. It just wasn’t a good night.”

Mossman got the start on the bump and took the loss after working four innings. He allowed six runs, five of which were earned, and walked four.

Zahn surrendered a pair of earned runs in his two-inning stint on the mound.

Charlie Flickinger went the distance for the Bulldogs. WCHS (9-9, 4-7 NCC) managed just five hits – all singles.

Cole Reigelsberger went 2-for-2 with an RBI down towards the bottom of the lineup for the Lynx. Jordan Moen had a single and RBI; Mossman and Doug Stoakes also added singles.

WCHS scored both of its runs in the fourth inning on RBI base knocks by Reigelsberger and Moen.

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Hampton, but was moved to Webster City late yesterday afternoon because of wet conditions on the Bulldogs’ diamond. Hampton-Dumont played as the home team on the WCHS field.

The Lynx will look to rebound tonight when they travel to Fort Dodge to take on St. Edmond. The first pitch from Harlan Rogers Park is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.