Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Teams heading in opposite directions

Surging Wolfpack tops Hawks, 5-1, in regional quarterfinal

One team on a roll late in the season and another struggling down the stretch met in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A regional softball tournament.

Western Christian, winners of five straight games, used a late-inning offensive surge to defeat Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 5-1, on July 5 in Hartley. It was the Hawks' fifth loss in six games, dropping their final record to 12-14.

Neither team could string together enough hits to score during the first five innings. H-M-S stranded two runners in the first inning and failed to take advantage of a bases-loaded situation in the third. The Wolfpack...

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