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Hinton Softball starts regular season homestretch with win over MVAOCOU

The Hinton softball team started their final week of regular season action with a 3-1 home win against MVAOCOU on Monday night.

It was a crisp and windy night making for a much different brand of softball than Hinton is used to playing. Hinton has been known for its power boasting one of the best home run-hitting rosters in the area. With a nearly 20 mile-per-hour wind blowing in, that type of softball was not going to work. Hinton head coach Jennifer Jacobs-List says the girls adapted to the small ball change as the game went along.

Hinton gave up a run in the top of the third inning but was able to counter right back in the bottom of the third with a run scoring on a two-out hit by Ashlyn Kramer. Coach Jacobs-List says answering back quickly gave everybody some confidence.

Hinton went on to score their two winning runs in the bottom of the sixth on a wild pitch and an error by the MVACOU battery. MVAOCOU had many other opportunities to score, but Kayla Sypersma was always able to work her way out of trouble. For a sophomore, Coach Jacobs-List says she has proven to be a stubborn pitcher to wear down.

The Blackhawks now stare down the final three games of the regular season. They have earned a bye out of the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament and was scheduled to have a week between their regular season finale and their first postseason game. In years past, that break in time has hurt the Blackhawks in the tournament. Coach Jacobs-List says playing games is so vital for her girls, and that is why they have added a game in that week to keep the girls active.

Hinton will be on the road for all three of their final games taking on Unity Christian, Woodbury Central, and Sheldon to finish the regular season.