Spirit Lake downs Nighthawks, advances to regional final
Spirit Lake defeated Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 6-2 in a Class 3A Region 2 Semifinal softball contest on Friday night. The Indians got things started with a run in the first, but BHRV would tie it in the top of the second. The game was tied until the bottom of the fourth when Spirit Lake scored four runs. The Nighthawks got a run back in the top of the sixth, but Spirit Lake would add an insurance run in the bottom half of the inning to get the four run victory. Karli Olson was 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and an RBI for the Indians. Jordan Hamm was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Irish Knutson was the winning pitcher for Spirit Lake. She gave up two runs on six hits. She struck out three and walked three. Spirit Lake improves to 22-6. The Indians will play Algona in the regional final on Monday night at 7:00. The winner will go to state. Hear the game on KUOO. Taylor Richter was 3-for-4 for BHRV. Brianna Kleinwolterink had the two RBIs for the Nighthawks. Lizzy Blum was the losing pitcher. She gave up six runs on seven hits. She struck out four and walked five. BHRV's season closes at 22-9.