AGWSR wins thrilling 1A opener

Alyssa Hames is greeted by teammates after the Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR softball team recorded the final out to defeat Janesville, 4-3, at Fort Dodge's Rogers Park. The Cougars face Akron-Westfield on Wednesday at 1 p.m. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

FORT DODGE — It was far from over but AGWSR was feeling pressure while trailing 3-2 against Janesville in its Class 1A quarterfinal game at Rogers Park in Fort Dodge on Monday, July 16.


And freshman Alyssa Hames had been going through a bit of a post-season slump at 1-for-10.


But she followed up Taylor Sperfslage’s RBI single that tied it with one of her own helping the Cougars advance with a 4-3 win to play in Wednesday’s semifinal against Akron-Westfield at 1 p.m.


“It was, like, ‘oh crap this is it,’” Hames said of her at-bat. “I thought, ‘don’t catch it (the ball), get down, hope it’s a hit and score.’ That’s pretty much all I thought going through that.”


The full story appears in the July 18 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.