West Hancock Softball shaves it close in win

Carlee Bruns throws from her knees to secure an out in West Hancock's victory against West Bend-Mallard on Thursday. 

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

            The West Hancock softball team played tough in their week of games.

            The Eagles didn’t have its game against Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on June 17 due to weather.

            The team  faced Forest City on Wednesday, falling 4-8 in Forest City.

            Thursday, they hosted West Bend-Mallard and scraped by with a 6-5 victory.

            To cap off the week, the Eagles played its third game in a row losing to Belmond-Klemme 2-8 at home.

            In the Forest City game, the Eagles struggled to put themselves on the board.

            The girls left numerous runners on base.

            The team didn’t score until the final two innings of the night.

            A three-run homer by Ann Horstman put the team to four that night.

            Thursday’s game is where the team found their groove on offense.

            Nine of the ten girls who went up to bat recorded at least one hit.

            The team put up 13 total hits. 

Read the complete story in the June 26 Leader.