The Lady Wolves softball team was so close to winning all four of their games last week, but a couple costly errors allowed Bagley to rally for the victory.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley began the week sweeping a home double-header with Nevis, beat Northome-Kelliher 8-4 Friday afternoon and then had six errors in a one-run loss to wrap up the week.
In the win over the Mustangs, eighth-grader Mackenzie Raddatz got her first varsity win. She gave up only eighth and two walks, and struck out nine.
Behind the plate catching for her was eighth-grader Alexa Johannsen.
The Wolves jumped out to a 7-0 lead, with the big inning being the second. Raddatz started the frame off with a bunt single and Alexis Agard followed with a single. A wild pitch scored the first run and Elise Rice followed with an RBI triple. Ally Sea walked and decided to go for second as the throw got by the second baseman with Rice scoring. Naugle drove in Sea on a ground-out.
WHA added a run in the third, fourth and sixth, while the Mustangs scored once in the fifth and sixth, and two in the top of the seventh.
Bagley rallies for win
Three dropped fly balls over the final three innings allowed Bagley to score four unearned runs and rally for a 6-5 win Friday night.
The Wolves jumped out to a 5-2 lead through four innings, but six errors down the stretch dropped the Wolves to 5-2 overall.
Raddatz went the distance but was unlucky not to get the win. She gave up nine hits and four walks, and struck out four.
Sea went 3-4 with an RBI triple in the second, and Bri Raddatz had two hits and drove in three runs. She had a two-run single in the second and a RBI single in the fourth.
Bagley scored a run in the second but Walker responded with four in the bottom half. The Flyers scored twice in the fifth, once in the sixth to tie the game and the game-winning run in the seventh.
Wolves sweep Nevis
WHA scored 39 runs to sweep both games of a home double-header with Nevis April 30.
The Wolves won the opener 20-10 in five innings, and took the second 19-3 in three.
In the first game, the Wolves finished with 15 hits. Naugle and Bri Raddatz each had three to lead the way and Rice had two singles.
Naugle drove in a season-high five runs, both Raddatz and Megan Benjamin had three RBIs, and Emma Deegan drove in two.
Sea and Raddatz each scored four runs, while Naugle and Benjamin crossed home three times.
Benjamin got the complete-game victory. She gave up seven hits, walked another seven and struck out one.
Four of those walks came in the top of the first, but thanks to the defense the Tigers only scored once.
Walker scored six times in the bottom half with Sea leading off the game with a triple. Benjamin drove in two runs with a double, and Naugle, Raddatz, Deegan and Rice each had a RBI.
Nevis scored three times in the second, and four more runs in the third gave them an 8-7 lead. But Walker responded with four in the bottom half and another four in the fourth for a 15-8 lead.
The only RBI hit in the third was by Johannsen, an eighth-grader making her first varsity start as catcher. Sea and Raddatz both walked and scored, while Benjamin reached on an error and scored on Goehring’s RBI ground-out.
Naugle drove in two runs with a double in the fourth and Raddatz followed with a RBI triple that she scored on thanks to an outfield error.
Walker added five more runs in the fifth to end the game. One-out singles by Alisha Becker and Rice got the rally started. Sea walker to load the bases with Naugle’s single scoring two. Raddatz followed with a two-run single, and three batters later would score on Danielle Goehring’s single.
Benjamin also got the win in the second game in two innings of work. She allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one.
Mackenzie Raddatz, an eighth-grader making her varsity debut, pitched the third inning. She allowed one run on one hit and a hit batter.
The Wolves scored five runs in the top of the first to take control of the game. WHA also took advantage of some control problems to earn nine free bases along with four hits. Nevis also committed six errors.
Benjamin, Goehring and Rice each had two RBIs, while Naugle, Johannsen, Deegan all had one.
The hits Walker had were Naugle’s RBI single in the first, a single by Raddatz followed by Benjamin’s a RBI double and Deegan’s single in the 13-run second.