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Wildcat girls divide home games, 7-2 overall

Humboldt second baseman Maddie Thomas, with ball, chases an opposing base runner back to first base in a recent high school softball game in Humboldt. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity softball team moved to 7-2 on the season by splitting their two games at home on Saturday (June 7). The Wildcats lost 13-0 to Mason City and defeated Cherokee Washington, 8-3.

Humboldt moved to 3-1 in the North Central Conference by beating Eagle Grove, 5-3 Friday night (June 6) in Humboldt. Avery Terwilliger pitched a five-hitter for Humboldt while the Wildcats produced six hits at the plate to back her up. Terwilliger had two hits at bat.

BLAST CLEAR LAKE, 19-0
Humboldt had no trouble in their conference home game with Clear Lake on Thursday night (June 5), blasting Clear Lake 19-0. Humboldt's 20-hit attack was paced by eight players each with two hits, they include Lauren Friesth, Beth Duffield, Kelsey Peters, Taylor Gidel, Halie George and Maggy Duffield. Peters hit a grand slam homer. Avery Terwilliger and Shelbie Miller combined to pitch three innings.

Humboldt had to use extra innings to nip Hampton-Dumont, 8-7 in a varsity softball game at Hampton on June 4. The Wildcats collected 13 hits on offense, led by Beth Duffield who was 3-for-4 and Avery Terwilliger who was 3-for-3. Maddie Thomas was 2-for-4, along with Sarah Peters and Lauren Friesth. Kelsey Peters drove in two runs with a home run.

Iowa Falls-Alden visits Humboldt on Monday, June 9. The Wildcats are at Clear Lake on Tuesday, June 10, and visit Clarion on June 11.

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