Hinton softball wins non-conference games
ORANGE CITY — The Blackhawks struck for four runs in the first inning and led the rest of the way in a 6-3 final against MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday.
“We faced a tough MOC team and picked up a good fought victory,” Hinton Head Coach Jennifer Jacobs-List said. “Defensively we overcame some errors and capitalized offensively to pick up the win. Overall, really good pitching and timely hitting led to this team win.”
Sara Schoenrock and Ashlyn Kovarna led the team with 2 RBI games. Kovarna hit a home run in the win while Schoenrock had a pair of base hits.
Kyra Shaw had the other multi-hit game with two singles while Madison Goosmann picked up the other RBI. Eight different players recorded a hit for the Blackhawks in the win.
The team scored four of their runs against Addison Leusink who took the loss after lasting just one inning in the circle. Carlin Smith came in and gave up the other two runs in relief while ending with three strikeouts.
Smith drove in two of the runs for MOC-Floyd Valley with a single, double and walk in the game. Aubrey DeShaw had the other RBI.
Jadyn Case tossed the win for Hinton as she struck out seven in the seven innings. She gave up three runs, two of which were earned, on three hits and four walks.
Hinton improved to 11-8 with the win. MOC-Floyd Valley fell to 11-4 with the loss.
SIOUX CITY — Historic Hubbard Park in Sioux City played host to a non-conference matchup between Hinton and River Valley on Thursday. Hinton came out on top of a 3-1 contest for their fifth consecutive win.
“We had good pitching and a solid defensive outing against a hard hitting River Valley team,” Hinton Head Coach Jennifer Jacobs-List said. “Offensively we did a good job piecing together the runs we needed to pick up the win. Overall another good effort by the team.”
The Wolverines scored in the second before Hinton took the lead with two in the third and added an insurance run in the fourth.
Bella Badar had three singles out of the leadoff spot and also reached on an error as she came home to score two of the team’s three runs.
Jadyn Case went 2-for-4 with a single and double as she drove in one of the runs. Ashlyn Kovarna added the other RBI as she hit a single and also drew a walk.
Emily Small had the only other hit in the game while the team ended up with five walks along with their seven total hits.
All of the runs came against Klaudia Pry who took the loss in the full six innings. She gave up one earned run on seven hits and five walks while striking out one.
Case pitched the win as she gave up an unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out nine.
Hinton improved to 13-8 with the win. River Valley fell to 12-12 with the loss.