No. 2 Humboldt girls move to 8-0 overall

Kendal Clark is about to drive the ball for a base hit in this recent at-bat for the Wildcats in varsity action at Wildcat Field in Humboldt. The No. 2 ranked Wildcats remain unbeaten on the new season. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The No. 2 ranked Humboldt softball team (Class 3A) moved to 8-0 overall on the season on June 1 by stopping Mason City (2-0) and Eagle Grove (7-6) in Humboldt.

Ellie Jacobson pitched a 2-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the Wildcats' victory over Mason City. Carlie Thompson went 2-for-3 at bat, including a home run, to power Humboldt's 6-hit attack.

In the second game with Eagle Grove, Jacobson and Kyah Arnold combined from the pitching circle while Humboldt clubbed 11 hits at the plate.

Humboldt shutout the Ogden Bulldogs, 5-0 Friday night (May 31) in Humboldt in non-conference play. Wildcat pitcher Ellie Jacobson scattered 3 hits and struck out 12. Humboldt backed her up with seven hits, including two of her own with a double and 2 RBI. Mady Lange doubled in a run for Humboldt.

Humboldt scored all 7 of its runs in the second inning en route to a 7-0 shutout victory over Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Thursday night (May 30) in Humboldt in non-conference softball. HHS pitcher Ellie Jacobson threw a no-hitter and struck out 16 to power the Wildcats. Jori Hajek hit a grand slam home run to lead the Wildcats, who improved to 5-0 overall.

Jori Hajek homered and doubled and Kendal Clark drove in three runs to power the Humboldt softball team past Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 12-0 in five innings on May 29 at Fort Dodge.

Ellie Jacobson struck out nine and walked just one for Humboldt in a North Central Conference opener for both teams. Humboldt backed her up with 14 hits.

Humboldt will travel to Hampton on Monday, June 3, to face Hampton-Dumont-CAL in conference action.

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