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Owl softball falls to Ashby and WCA

Sabrina Mattson fires to first from shortstop during the game against Hillcrest on Monday, May 8 in Hancock. (Brooke Kern / Forum News Service)

The Owl softball team played two five-inning games against Ashby on Friday, May 12 and played host to West Central Area on Monday, May 15. Hancock, now 0-14, closes out the regular season Thursday, May 18 against Hillcrest Lutheran.

Ashby 8, Hancock 0

The Owls fell 8-0 to Ashby in game one of a doubleheader on Friday, May 12 in Hancock. Hancock mustered just two hits in the game, one by Ashlyn Mattson and one by Nadine Miller.

Ashby............003 41 – 8 10 1

Hancock........000 00 – 0 2 4

HITTING – Hancock: Ashlyn Mattson 1-2, Nadine Miller 1-2

PITCHING – Hancock: A. Mattson 4.2 IP-10H-8R-3ER-1BB-2K, Miller .1IP-0H-0R-0ER-0BB-0K

Ashby 11, Hancock 2

In game two against Ashby, Hancock was able to capitalize on its hits, but still fell 11-2. Miller had two hits in the game. Annie Marczak added the third for the Owls.

Lexi Staples, Ashlyn Mattson, and Miller all helped out in the circle for Hancock.

Ashby..............208 10 – 11 6 1

Hancock...........000 11 – 2 3 4

HITTING – Hancock: N. Miller 2-3; A. Marczak 1-2

PITCHING – Hancock: L. Staples 1.1IP-1H-2R-2ER-7B-0K, A. Mattson 1.2IP-5H-7R-2ER, N. Miller 1IP-0H-0R-0ER-0BB-0K

WCA 26, Hancock 2

West Central Area continued its success on Monday, May 15 against Hancock in Morris. The Knights scored in each of four innings on their way to a 26-2 win.

Hancock mustered just two runs on two hits. Ashlyn Mattson and Miller both had the hits for the Owls.

The Owls travel to Fergus Falls to take on Hillcrest Lutheran on Thursday, May 18, then begin Section 6A playoffs next Tuesday, May 23.

WCA.................887 2 – 26 16 0

Hancock............200 0 – 2 2 8

HITTING – Hancock: A. Mattson 1-2 R; N. Miller 1-2

PITCHING – Hancock: Morgan Kisgen 2IP-8H-16R-7ER-5BB-0K, N. Miller 1IP-6H-9R-7ER-3BB-0K, S. Mattson 1IP-0H-1R-0ER-2BB-0K

Brooke Kern

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