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Eden Valley-Watkins softball team splits double-header at Rockford

Holly Schumacher blasted a 3-run round-tripper last Tuesday, May 7, in Rockford, to help seal the EV-W Eagles’ first of two games victory, 6-3. Eagle coach Dave Dziengel was impressed with the team’s effort. “Jamie Scherer did a fabulous job, picking up her first varsity win tonight. She held Rockford scoreless, giving up just 6 hits over 4 innings of work. Equally as impressive was Baylee Lahr’s performance, as she worked a quick two innings to secure the win. The big blow for us offensively tonight was Holly Schumacher’s 3-run homerun in the third inning.”

The Rockets turned the tables on the Eagles in game two, taking the contest in a shutout win, 4-0. The Eagles managed just 3 hits, while Rockford pounded out 10. “Rockford scored 3 quick runs in the first inning and didn’t look back in this game. We could only muster three hits off their starting pitcher and we just couldn’t get anything going offensively,” said Dziengel.  EV-W’s overall record is 4-3 and 3-3 in conference play.

Game 1-EV-W box score: Baylee Lahr, 0 for 2; Jamie Scherer, 2 for 4, 2 runs scored; Kaylee Forcier,
1 for 1, 2 runs scored; Holly Schumacher, 2 for 3, 2 runs scored, 4 RBI; Brook Stang, 1 for 3, RBI; Mickael Lies-Thielen, 0 for 3; Ashley Huschle, 0 for 3; Briana Plantenberg, 0 for 3; Faith Forcier, 0 for 3; Mindy Forcier, 1 for 2.

Game 2-EV-W box score: Baylee Lahr, 0 for 2; Jamie Scherer, 0 for 3; Kaylee Forcier, 1 for 3; Holly Schumacher, 1 for 3; Brook Stang, 0 for 3; Mickael Lies-Thielen, 1 for 2; Mindy Forcier, 0 for 2; Briana Plantenberg, 1 for 2; Faith Forcier, 0 for 2.

The Eagles overall record is 4-3 and 3-3 in the conference. Next up is a 4 p.m. game at Kimball, on Thursday, May 9.

SEE BRACKETS FOR MAY 28 & 30 SUBSECTION 5A TOURNAMENT, ON PAGE 12.