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BOJI BASEBALL BATTERS BRAVES: Okoboji baseball team earns 5-2 home win over Cherokee

 

Okoboji’s baseball team earned a nonconference home win over Cherokee on Thursday, June 6. The Pioneers battered the Braves 5-2 at Okoboji High School in Milford.

“We didn't hit the ball well, but we found ways to score five runs,” Okoboji coach Andy Wolf said. “We were able to get on via walks or errors and take advantage of those situations by bunting and stealing bases.”

Okoboji softball earns first win of the season

 

Okoboji’s softball team, after suffering four consecutive losses to start the 2024 season, put a mark in the win column with a home victory over Siouxland Conference foe Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, June 3. The Pioneers defeated the Generals 6-5 at Okoboji High School in Milford.

“I felt like the girls fought hard,” Okoboji coach Kate Perrin said. “They had moments where it would have been easy to give up, but kept pushing through.”

Spirit Lake baseball suffers home loss to rival Tornadoes

 

Spirit Lake’s baseball team suffered just its second loss of the season Wednesday, June 5 when the Indians dropped a Lakes Conference home game to rival Storm Lake. The Tornadoes topped the Indians 6-0 in Spirit Lake.

Indians fall to Tornadoes in Lakes Conference softball

 

Spirit Lake’s softball team suffered a lopsided home loss to Lakes Conference rival Storm Lake on Wednesday, June 5. The Tornadoes defeated the Indians 9-0 in Spirit Lake.

SLPO soccer athletes earn postseason recognition

 

Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji girls soccer athletes recently received postseason recognition for their efforts on and off the pitch this season.

Claire Turner, a sophomore, was a Class 2A First Team All-State selection by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA). Turner was also named Class 2A All-District (West) and First Team All-Northwest Iowa Soccer League.

Spirit Lake softball goes 1-1 at home tournament

 

Spirit Lake’s softball team went 1-1 at its home tournament held Saturday, June 8. The Indians earned a 10-0 win over Central Lyon and fell 4-3 to MMCRU in Spirit Lake.

In their win over Central Lyon, the Indians scored a run in the second, another in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth while holding the Lions off the scoreboard.

Okoboji softball goes 1-1 at weekend tournament

 

Okoboji’s softball team went 1-1 at a tournament hosted by Trinity Christian on Saturday, June 8. The Pioneers fell to the host Tigers but picked up a solid win over Cherokee in Hull.

“Overall, the girls played a great two games,” Okoboji coach Kate Perrin said. “They bounced back from the Trinity game to get a nice win against Cherokee.”

Pioneers surrender 11-run third inning in loss to Knights

 

An 11-run third inning proved to be the difference in a Siouxland Conference baseball battle between Okoboji and Unity Christian on Friday, June 7. The Knights scored 11 of their 13 runs in the third inning of a 13-5 win over the Pioneers in Orange City.

“It was a good outing, outside of one inning where we gave up 11 runs,” Okoboji coach Andy Wolf said. “It’s hard to win games when you have innings like that.”

Okoboji softball falls to Unity Christian

 

Okoboji’s softball team suffered a narrow loss to Unity Christian on Friday, June 7. The Pioneers fell 7-6 to the Knights in Orange City.

Wolves baseball falls to Jays in extra innings

 

Harris-Lake Park and Gehlen Catholic needed extra innings to determine a winner in a War Eagle Conference baseball battle played Friday, June 7 in Le Mars. The two squads went into extras knotted at 5-5 and, after the Wolves pushed a run across in the top of the eighth, the Jays responded with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame to earn a 7-6 walk-off win.

Harris-Lake Park softball falls to Jays

 

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team dropped a War Eagle Conference road game to Gehlen Catholic on Friday, June 7. The Jays topped the Wolves 5-3 in Le Mars.

Spirit Lake softball drops nonconference contest to Pocahontas Area

 

Spirit Lake’s softball team suffered a nonconference road loss to Pocahontas Area on Thursday, June 6. Pocahontas Area defeated Spirit Lake 11-6 in Pocahontas.

Indians fall to Mustangs in extra innings

 

Spirit Lake’s baseball team came out on the losing side of a wild one against Newell-Fonda Thursday, June 6 in Fonda. The Indians held a late lead and watched that lead evaporate before making a late surge to send the contest to extra innings — only to surrender two runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose 9-8 to the Mustangs in walk-off fashion.

Okoboji snaps three-game win streak with loss to Nighthawks

 

After picking up three straight wins over Central Lyon, Sibley-Ocheyedan and Sioux Central, Okoboji’s baseball team saw its win streak snapped in a Siouxland Conference home loss to Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley on Wednesday, June 5. The Pioneers fell 7-1 to the Nighthawks at Okoboji High School in Milford.

BH/RV scored two runs in the first, one in the third, three in the fifth and one in the seventh. Okoboji’s lone run came in the bottom half of the sixth inning.

Okoboji softball suffers loss to Nighthawks

 

Okoboji’s softball team suffered a lopsided loss to Siouxland Conference foe Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley on Wednesday, June 5. The Pioneers fell 12-0 to the Nighthawks at Okoboji High School in Milford.

Okoboji’s statistics were not made available in time for print.

Okoboji coach Kate Perrin did not respond to a request for comment.

With the loss, the Pioneers fell to 1-5 overall on the season.

Boji baseball routs Rebels

 

Okoboji’s baseball team earned a dominant nonconference road victory over Sioux Central on Tuesday, June 4. The Pioneers routed the Rebels 12-1 in Sioux Rapids.

“We came out with good energy from the start of the game and that carried throughout the game,” Okoboji coach Andy Wolf said. “Landon Duvall had a great night. Tyler Netsch led the game off with a home run. Good overall game, especially on the defensive side.”

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