The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Better hitting sparks softball win

Hawks also fall to Knights, state-ranked Akron-Westfield


July 2, 2020


Hannah Jochims looks to see if she can advance another base after getting to second on a passed ball.

A better night at the plate supported by good pitching and defense was a successful formula for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's softball team, which defeated Trinity Christian, 11-5, on June 24 at Hull.

Among the Hawks' 12 hits were a triple and two singles by Brynn Webber; a double and two singles by Hannah Jochims; and a double and a single by Bailey VerHelst. Cadence Klein, VerHelst and Webber each drove in two runs.

"It was a nice win for the girls," Hawk coach Carissa Post said. "Offensively we did a much better job with our bats."

VerHelst's two-run double in the first inning put the Hawks i...

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