Lions Split Games with Haskell Harmony Grove


Aaron Weatherford

Lion pitcher Ian Smith looks back at a runner on first base.

Baseball and Softball season are in full swing here in the Clark County Area. Teams that were missing players due to basketball season have now gained those back and are easing into the groove of being back on the diamond. Conference play began last week, and fans were able to catch some action between the Lions and Haskell Harmony Grove last Monday.
On the softball side of things, Bismarck is coming off of a successful season that Head Coach Brad Loy is hoping they can build off of. The Lady Lions took on the Lady Cardinals to start conference play, and it wasn’t even a close match. Bismarck put up seven runs before Haskell Harmony Grove finally put up four runs midway through the game.
That would be the only runs Harmony Grove would see as Bismarck sent seven more runs across home plate and would come away with a decisive 14-4 victory.
Baseball, however, was a different story for Bismarck. In the top of the first inning, the Cardinals gained an early 2-0 lead. They added another run in the top of the second inning, making it 3-0.
The bats last Monday for Bismarck were not great like they had been in previous games. When Lion batters got a hold of the ball, it would go right to a Haskell defender.
In the top of the seventh inning, Haskell increased their lead, bringing in two more runs making it 5-0. The Lions tried to make a comeback, getting one run for a score of 5-1. That was all they could muster, though, as a groundout would end the ball game.
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