Posted 4/19/16 (Tue)
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City pounded Bottineau, 15-5, in girls varsity softball action last Monday, before falling to Kenmare, 10-9, on Thursday.
This week the Wolves will be traveling to Ray on April 21, before hosting Des Lacs-Burlington on Saturday and Underwood on Monday, April 25.
Watford City 15, Bottineau 5
Watford City’s bats were hot on Monday as the Wolves scored 15 runs on 17 hits to down Bottineau, 15-5.
While the Braves scored two runs to open the game, Watford City quickly matched Bottineau on a two-run double by Kamryn Grimes.
“The game was never in doubt after the second inning,” stated Devin Langerud, Wolves’ head coach. “We scored two more runs in the bottom of the second on a ground out by Bailey Shannon and a RBI triple by Mikka Haugeberg.”
The Wolves would tack on two more runs in the third inning, four in the fourth and then capped off the game with a five-run fifth inning.
At the plate, Mikka Haugeberg had a triple and a double to lead Watford City’s offensive effort, while Avery Sundeen had a triple and Bailey Shannon and Kamryn Grimes each had a double.
In the runfest, Alli Mogen, Katie Mogen, Bailey Shannon, Kamryn Grimes, and Teddi Dwyer each had two RBIs, while Brea Jore, Avery Sundeen, Mikka Haugeberg and Maddy Hogue drove in one run each for the Wolves.
Kamryn Grimes picked up the win on the mound for Watford City as she struck out six Bottineau batters, while giving up three hits.
Bottineau 2 0 0 2 1 5 3
Watford 2 2 2 4 5 15 17
Kenmare 10, Watford City 9
Watford City’s defense faltered in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Wolves lost a hard-fought game to Kenmare, 10-9, on April 14.
After trailing the Honkers, 2-1, after the first inning, the Wolves would score four runs in the top of the second inning before Kenmare would answer back with three runs of their own to deadlock the game at 5-5.
The game would see-saw back and forth until the Wolves would go up, 8-7, after five innings of play.
Watford City would tack on their final score in the top of the seventh inning, before the Honkers would send three runners across the plate to take the win.
Lakin Butler led the Wolves offensively as she racked up three RBIs on a double and a triple.
Kamryn Grimes took the loss for Watford City on the mound as she allowed 10 runs, while walking 12 and striking out nine Kenmare batters.
Watford 1 4 1 0 2 0 1 9 7
Kenmare 2 3 0 1 1 0 3 10 8