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Hawks kick off spring season with wins

Staff Report
updated: 3/18/2019 12:16 PM

The Gallatin County baseball and softball teams both got off on the right foot as the two squads picked up wins over the weekend.

The Hawks knocked off Wayne City 19-9 in five innings in baseball, while Gallatin County downed Dongola 6-2 in softball.

Against Wayne City, Gallatin County took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the second and broke the game open with seven runs in the third as they went on to win by the 10-run rule.

Blake Seely was 3-for-4 with three RBI for the Hawks, while Audie Goebel, Wyatt Downen, Robbie Price, Brock Seely and Drake Scheer all had two hits on the day.

Brock Seely scored four runs, while Downen drove in three runs and Goebel had a pair of RBI. Prince scored three runs and stole three bases, while Scheer had a pair of runs scored and two RBI.

Grant Bosaw was 1-for-4 with a huge two-out two RBI hit in the second inning that sparked the Hawks, while Garrett Rushing was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Will Henson reached base on a single and scored the final run of the game.

On the bump, Rushing got the start and gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits, while striking out two and walking one.

Blake Seely struck out three and gave up two earned runs, while Goebel gave up two unearned runs, striking out one and walking one.

Gallatin County 6, Dongola 2

Kenzie Russell got the win in the circle for the Gallatin County softball team as she went the distance in a 6-2 win. Russell stuck out nine and allowed one earned run on five hits.

At the plate, Hannah DeNeal was 4-for-4 with two RBI, while Kaley Oldham went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Audrey Jackson was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The Gallatin County baseball team was scheduled to play host to Carmi on Monday, followed by a home against against Norris City-Omaha-Enfield today (Tuesday). On Thursday, the Hawks travel to Galatia and on Friday, Gallatin County host Massac County in a non-conference game.

The Hawks softball team is slated to host NCOE Tuesday, followed by a road game at Galatia on Thursday.

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