Cowgirls win three times in past week

Megan Askelsen tries for a base hit in an earlier game this year. The sophomore had two hits and an RBI in a win at St. Edmond.

After a slow start to the season, the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity softball team has picked up steam in taking three of their last four games. Last Monday, June 5, they defeated Iowa Falls-Alden 10-4 in a home contest. The red and black went up 3-0 after one inning, as Emily Kapka led off with a base hit and advanced to third on errors. Chloe Johnson also made it to second on errors, with Faith Nelson then stepping into the box and smashing the ball over left center for a three-run homer.

They would enjoy a nice four-run fourth inning, led off by Nelson’s single. She would eventually advance on an error. Emma Konvalinka then stroked a single, with Jade LaRue advancing them and driving in a run on a sac fly. Maya Jackson and Quinn Hansch reached on consecutive walks, with Emily Kapka then up at the top of the order. The sophomore brought both Konvalinka and Jackson in, with a Paige Willey single scoring Hansch. They plated three more scores in the fifth, started out by a Nelson single followed by consecutive bunts by Konvalinka and Vanessa Kolb. LaRue then singled in both Nelson and Konvalinka, followed by Kapka scoring LaRue.

On Tuesday, they kept it rolling with a 15-5 win in six innings over Belmond-Klemme. Following Willey’s score in the first inning, courtesy of a Kolb base hit, Kapka walked to open the top of the order in the third. Willey then walked and reached second on an error. A Jackson single would score both Kapka and Willey, with Kolb and Jackson both scoring on errors. They kept the momentum going in the fourth as Willey led off with her second free pass. Followed by the same for Nelson. After several Bronco fielding errors allowed Willey and courtesy runner Lauren Odland to score, LaRue would score Kolb. Both her and Jackson also came home on errors.


For notes on all three games, see the June 15 edition of the Monitor.