Humboldt softball falls short to Clear Lake

By: Donovan W. Mann – [email protected]

Humboldt, IA – On Monday, June 28, Humboldt softball lost at home to Clear Lake by a score of 22-15.

The high scoring game started right away. In the top of the first inning, the Clear Lake Lions were able to score their first five runs. Humboldt responded with three runs to make it 5-3 after one.

Both teams were able to score two in the second innings. Clear Lake would then add one to their lead in the top of the third inning and four in the top of the fourth.

Trailing 12-5 going into the bottom of the fourth, Humboldt responded with eight runs to take a 13-12 lead. The inning started by a solo home run by Rylee Coyle, followed by a two run homer (with one out) by Kendal Clark and then a three run home by Reagan Lee.

Humboldt’s lead was short lived. Clear Lake scored seven in the top of the fifth inning to regain a 19-13 advantage. The highlight of the inning was a grand slam Makella Jacobs. Humboldt got one back in the bottom of the fifth to make it 19-14.

After a scoreless sixth inning, Clear Lake added to their lead with three in the top of the seventh. Humboldt only got one run in the bottom of the final inning and left the bases load.

Elsie Hubbell started as the pitcher for Humboldt. She ended up with a no decision after three and two-thirds inning pitched, giving up eleven earned runs, six walks, four hit batters and four hits.

Jori Hajek was 4-5 in her at bats for Humboldt, with a double and two RBIs. Clark was 2-4 at the plate with three RBIs on two home runs.

A final stat report from Humboldt softball versus Clear Lake can be found on Varsity Bound.

The loss moved Humboldt’s record to 11-1 this season and 5-6 in the North Central Conference. Jori Hajek was named the Player of the Game by KHBT as part of the broadcast coverage.

Humboldt’s next game is Tuesday, June 29, on the road against Pocahontas Area. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm, following a JV game.

Featured photo courtesy of Rick Thompson.