With Taryan Barrick getting back into form after an offseason knee injury, all the fifth-ranked AGWSR Cougars needed was one run. They got that in the first inning, but added runs in the third, fourth and sixth to beat Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4-0 in Ackley Monday night.
It took two weeks, but the AGWSR Cougars picked up their second win of the season Monday with a 7-3 decision against Gladbrook-Reinbeck. The win, in Ackley, earned the Cougars the season split with the Rebels.
Ben Macy hammered AGWSR’s first home run of the season Thursday in Sheffield. It came from the leadoff spot in the first inning, and gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead.
The AGWSR Cougars, ranked sixth in the Class 1A poll now, beat West Marshall in State Center 2-0 to start the North Iowa Cedar League-West slate. That was back on May 23 with Rachel Sicard in the circle.
West Marshall may be the best team in the North Iowa Cedar League-West this season. They showed how good they are in a doubleheader in Ackley Wednesday night. The Trojans beat the Cougars in five innings in each game, both as the home team in a rain make-up (11-0) and as the visitor (12-2).
It was supposed to be a triangular of softball games in Ackley Tuesday night as AGWSR hosted Mason City Newman and Belmond-Klemme. Rain nearly washed away all three games. It did wash the B-K and MCN game out in the third, and cancelled the Cougars and B-K game in the nightcap.