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Softball: Hancock tops Hillcrest for second win

Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times1 / 4
Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times2 / 4
Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times3 / 4
Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times4 / 4

The Hancock Owl softball team topped Hillcrest in the second game of a doubleheader Monday, May 7 for the team's second win of the season. The Owls dropped a doubleheader at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Thursday, May 3 and a single game to Upsala Friday, May 4 in Hancock to end last week. They started this week splitting with Hillcrest in a doubleheader Monday before falling to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Tuesday, May 8.

The Owls next play Ortonville Thursday, May 10 in Hancock before closing out the week Friday, May 11 in Ashby.

CGB 18, Hancock 9

The Owls trailed by just two runs until the bottom of the sixth inning when C-G-B scored seven to put the game away in the first game of two Thursday, May 3 in Clinton.

The Owls recorded 11 hits in the game. Emma Nelson, Nadine Miller, and Ashlyn Mattson all had two each. Nelson had three RBI.

Hancock...........200 052 0 – 9 11 0

CGB..................206 127 x – 18 11 1

HITTING – Hancock: Emma Nelson 2-5 2b rbi-3, Lexi Staples 1-3 r, Carlee Hanson 1-4 r-2, Nadine Miller 2-4 2b rbi r, Ashlyn Mattson 2-4 rbi r, Kyerra Carter 1-1 rbi r, Alexa Meierding 1-4 rbi r… CGB: NA

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Hancock: Morgan Kisgen 3-6-8-2-4-2, C. Hanson 3-5-9-7-4-0… CGB: NA

CGB 10, Hancock 2

Two four-run innings went unanswered by the Owls as CGB topped Hancock 10-2 in game two of last Thursday's doubleheader.

Nelson had two hits to lead Hancock.

CGB............004 24 – 10 7 1

Hancock.....010 10 – 2 5 3

HITTING – Hancock: Nelson 2-3, Staples 1-3, Miller 1-2, Meierding 1-3 rbi… CGB: NA

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Hancock: Ashlyn Mattson 3-3-4-3-5-1, Kisgen 2-4-6-1-3-1… CGB: NA

Upsala 19, Hancock 0

A 14-run third inning propelled Upsala to a 19-0 win over Hancock Friday, May 4 in Hancock.

Lexi Staples, Carlee and Rylee Hanson all got hits for the Owls.

Upsala.............10(14) 4 0 – 19 16 0

Hancock...........000 00 – 0 3 3

HITTING – Hancock: Staples 1-2, C. Hanson 1-2, Rylee Hanson 1-2… Upsala: NA

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Hancock: C. Hanson 2-6-9-7-3-0, Kisgen 3-10-10-9-3-1… Upsala: NA

Hillcrest 10, Hancock 5

A six-run first inning was enough for Hillcrest to cruise to a 10-5 win over the Owls in game one of a doubleheader Monday, May 7 in Hancock.

Lexi Staples went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Owls at the plate. She added a RBI and also scored a run in the loss.

Hillcrest.......601 2 1 – 10 4 3

Hancock......003 11 – 5 6 6

HITTING – Hancock: Staples 2-3 2b rbi r, C. Hanson 1-3 r, Miller 1-3 r, Ashlyn Mattson 1-1, Jenna Kannegiesser 1-2 r… Hillcrest: NA

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Hancock: Kisgen 5-4-10-4-5-2… Hillcrest: NA

Hancock 6, Hillcrest 5

Hillcrest got ahead early again in game two, but the Owls came back with three unanswer runs in the fourth inning and held on to win 6-5.

Alexa Meierding had two hits and scored twice to lead the Owl offense. Staples and Miller both hit doubles in the win.

Hancock.......102 30 – 6 5 2

Hillcrest........401 00 – 5 3 5

HITTING – Hancock: Nelson 1-4 r, Staples 1-3 2b rbi r, Miller 1-3 2b rbi, Jordan Hausmann 1-3 r, Haley Mattson 1-2 rbi r, Alexa Meierding 2-3 r-2… Hillcrest: NA

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – Hancock: C. Hanson 5-3-5-2-4-3… Hillcrest: NA

BBE 12, Hancock 2

BBE pounded out 15 hits and held Hancock to just six in the 12-2 Jaguar win Tuesday, May 8 in Hancock.

Emma Nelson went 4-for-4 with a run scored to lead Hancock at the plate.

BBE..............133 004 1-12 15 3

Hancock.......000 020 0-2 6 3

HITTING - BBE: Morgan Gronli 2-4 r, Cassandra Tensen 2-3, Ally Gruber 3-4 2b r-2, Kendra Schmitz 1-3 r-2, Josie Knutson 0-3 rbi r-2, Kaylee Torgerson 1-2 rbi-2, Jenna Dingmann 1-2 r, Sarah Schmitz 1-2 r, Kiara Quade 2-2 2b rbi-2 r, Jozey Goodall 1-1, McKenzie Dingmann 1-3 r ... Hancock: Emma Nelson 4-4 r, Carlee Hanson 1-4 r, Ashlyn Mattson 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Tensen (W) 4-4-0-0-2-6, Dacia Herickhoff 3-2-2-0-0-6 ... Hancock: Hanson (L) 4-10-7-5-4-2, Morgan Kisgen 3-5-5-5-3-3

Brooke Kern

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