MaKenna Kuper went 2-3 at the plate with a two-run home run into the pond in Sheffield and Sidney Schafer had a solid night in the circle as the AGWSR Cougars beat West Fork 6-3 Thursday night.
The AGWSR Cougars are not used to looking up in the standings at the likes of Grundy Center. Having won the previous 23 games against the Spartans, the Cougars have routinely been battling for conference supremacy.
AGWSR Cougar head coach Dave Showalter is happy with his team for a lot of reasons. Chief among them is their ability to keep battling. They did that Monday with a 5-4 win against Grundy Center in Ackley.
Both teams in Ackley had opportunities to score runs on Thursday night.
East Marshall, BCLUW and Thursday’s opponent AGWSR have dominated South Hardin over the past decade-plus. But that was before.
The AGWSR Cougars fell 7-6 in Gilman Wednesday night. The East Marshall Mustangs scored the winner on a walk-off single in the home seventh. Darren Veld drove in two runs while going 2-3 for the Cougars. The loss drops AGWSR to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the North Iowa Cedar League-West.