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Wolves place 8th at State Softball

Posted 6/02/15 (Tue)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

While the Watford City varsity girls softball team didn’t win a game at the 2015 State Class B Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament this past weekend in Dickinson, it was none- theless an experience of a lifetime for the players.
The Wolves opened the tournament with a 11-0 loss to Kindred, and then fell to Westhope-Bottineau, 11-1, before losing a hard-fought seventh place game to Stanley, 9-8.
Kindred 11, Watford City 0
Watford City had no answer for Kindred’s pitching as the Wolves could only muster two hits as the Wolves fell to the Vikings, 11-0, in first round action of the State Class B Fastpitch Softball Tournament on May 28.
Kara Langerud and McKayla Whiteley were the only two Watford City batters who got on base with singles.
Westhope-Bottineau 11,
Watford City 1
Watford City’s batting improved slightly in Friday’s matchup against Westhope-Bottineau in the consolation semifinals, but it was still not enough to get the Wolves into the winning column.
The Sioux put up seven runs in the first two innings as Westhope-Bottineau cruised to an 11-1 win in five innings.
Watford City scored its only run in the game on a RBI single by Maddie Hogue in the fifth inning.
Hogue was two for two at the plate, while Mikka Haugeberg was two for three with a single and a triple.
Stanley 9, Watford City 8
Watford City got off to a good start in the battle for seventh place against Stanley in the Wolves’ final game of the State Class B Fastpitch Softball Tournament. But the Blue Jays would come from behind in the fifth inning to take the 9-8 win.
The Wolves took an early, 1-0, lead in the top of the first inning on a double by Kara Langerud that scored Karissa Monsen. But Stanley answered back with two runs to lead, 2-1, after the first inning.
In a see-saw game, Stanley would take the lead for good in the fifth inning on a two-run RBI single.
At the plate, Kara Langerud had three RBIs on four hits.
During the awards ceremonies, Tarynn Jacobson was named to the All-State Team.