Cowgirls get first win of season 13-5 over W. Hancock

Courtney Harle tries to beat out the throw to first in a game last week. The freshman had a great game at the plate versus West Hancock, getting three hits including a triple and driving in four runs to help the team win. Photo by Les Houser

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity softball team’s bats came alive last Tuesday night in a 13-5 home win over West Hancock. The team allowed the Eagles to score three times in the top of the first, them matched them in their half to tie it. Emily Kapka opened with a walk, followed a batter later by advancing on a Paige Willey single. Vanessa Kolb then brought in both Kapka and Willey, followed by Courtney Harle bringing home Kolb.

A huge seven-run second inning was started off by Maya Jackson getting a free pass to first. She would eventually steal her way to third, and scored on a passed ball. Kapka also took a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball. Megan Askelsen would single her in, then she scored on an error. Eventually the bags would be loaded as Willey, Chloe Johnson and Kolb all got on. That set the stage for Harle to smash a three-run triple to right field. Harle would later score courtesy of Gabby Hackley.

For the game, Harle was 3 for 4 including a triple and had four RBI with a run scored. Willey was 2 for 4 with three runs scored, while Faith Nelson went 2 for 4 with a double. Kapka, Askelsen, Kolb and Jackson all had base hits, with Kolb getting two RBI and both Askelsen and Hackley one each. Kapka, Askelsen, Kolb and Jackson all crossed the plate twice, with Chloe Johnson scoring a single run. Jackson ran wild for three stolen bases, with Willey picking off two bags and Kapka, Askelsen and Lauren Odland one each. Kapka, Johnson and Jackson all showed patience at the plate in drawing two walks each. Askelsen had one free pass.


For the full story, see the June 8 edition of the Monitor.