By Tera White
Making up for lost time with the delayed season start, the Mound Westonka High School softball team had two Wright County Conference doubleheaders last week, splitting the games 2-2.
At Rockford on May 1, Westonka lost the first game 5-3. The White Hawks only had three hits: two by senior co-captain Calli Battis and a home run from junior Maddy White (her second of the season). White pitched this game and had the loss.
In the second game at Rockford, Battis took the mound, giving up only three hits. The White Hawks also had three hits but were not able to cross home plate, losing 3-0.
On May 3, the White Hawks faced Dassel-Cokato on the road for another doubleheader. In the first game, Westonka came a way with a dominant 13-0 victory. Strong hitting made a big difference in this game. The team had 14 hits, including three home runs: two from junior Ellie Skogsberg and one from sophomore Melissa Drill. Skogsberg also batted in an impressive five runs.
Several players had two hits each: senior co-captain Becca Dvoracek, White, junior Taylor Smith and sophomore Chloe Kantola. White was on the mound for the game and got her third win of the year, giving up one hit and striking out eight batters.
In the second game against the Chargers, the White Hawks won 7-2. Battis struck out 10 players from the mound, pitching the whole game. Sophomore Maddie Steahl had three of the total seven hits for Westonka. Dvoracek was quick on base running, stealing twice.
Overall, the team has a 4-3 record and is 4-2 in conference. With seven games under their belt, the White Hawks hope to find their stride to face up against Orono this week on Wednesday, May 9, New London Spicer on Thursday, May 10, and a tournament on Saturday, May 12. Please plan to attend Youth Night on Thursday, May 12, at 4 p.m. on the home varsity field. There will be free T-shirts for youth in attendance!