Cowgirls having a rough time in early season action

Quinn Hansch makes the throw to first from her infield spot. The freshman has already been seeing some time in gaining valuable experience with the varsity.

Last Tuesday night in Eagle Grove, the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity softball team held their season opener and dropped a 14-4 game to the Eagles. Following an Eagle 9-0 lead after two complete innings, the Cowgirls finally got on the board in their half of the third. Gabby Hackley was hit by a pitch, and made it to second on a Karlie Sellner fly ball. She came home from there on two errors. Cierra Milner was also hit by pitch, then proceeded to steal her way to third. She would score on a Chloe Johnson base hit. Megan Askelsen also made it on base, and followed her home on a Faith Nelson single. They brought in one more score in the fifth, as Jade LaRue crossed on a Johnson grounder.

Hackley allowed seven earned runs on 11 hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

On Wednesday night in a home game, the Cowgirls lost 13-0 in six innings to a highly rated Humboldt team. Karlie Sellner and Courtney Harle picked up the only hits, both singles, with Hackley allowing just one walk and throwing one strikeout.


For the full story, see the June 1 edition of the Monitor.