Finishing the regular season with a bang, the Eden Valley-
Watkins softball girls put up 30 runs v Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tuesday afternoon, May 14, taking the double-dipper at home, 12-7 and 18-15. Game one featured a hitting flurry by the Eagles, as they scored 10 runs in the first two innings. “Baylee Lahr pitched an effective game, giving up only 2 earned runs on 8 hits and she had a season-high 6 strikeouts with no walks,” said Eagle coach Dave Dziengel.
EV-W was just warming up, as they scored 14 runs in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings of game two. Despite 8 defensive mishaps, the Eagles registered 18 runs on as many hits, putting the final cap on the twin bill. “Our bats made up for our mistakes in the field and we did a very nice job of rebounding in the top of the 6th inning, to score 7 runs and take the lead for good in the game. Baylee ran out of gas in the 4th inning, and Jamie did a great job of keeping us in the game besides some control problems. It’s nice to end the season on a winning note as we prepare to play our first subsection opponent next week,” said an enthusiastic Dziengel.
Game 1-EV-W box score: Baylee Lahr, 1 for 3; Jamie Scherer, 3 for 4, 3 runs scored; Kaylee Forcier, 0 for 1, 2 runs scored; Holly Schumacher, 0 for 1, 2 runs scored; Brook Stang, 1 for 4, run scored, 2 RBI; Mickael Lies-Thielen, 1 for 2, 2 RBI; Briana Plantenberg, 0 for 2, run scored, RBI; Faith Forcier, 2 for 3, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI; Mindy Forcier, 0 for 2, run scored, RBI.
Game 2-EV-W box score: Baylee Lahr, 1 for 4, RBI; Jamie Scherer, 4 for 5, 3 runs scored, RBI; Kaylee Forcier, 1 for 3, 4 runs scored, RBI; Holly Schumacher, 0 for 4, 2 runs scored; Brook Stang, 3 for 5, run scored, 4 RBI; Mickael Lies-Thielen, 1 for 2, run scored; Mindy Forcier, 2 for 2, run scored, 3 RBI; Briana Plantenberg, 1 for 3, run scored; Faith Forcier, 3 for 5, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI; Tina Streit, 2 for 3, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI.
The Eagles’ overall record is 9-4 and they play the #8 seed Swanville Swans at 4:30, May 20th, in Eden Valley.