The Eden Valley-Watkins’ softball team split a double-header with Maple Lake Thursday, May 1, winning game one, 5-4 and losing the nightcap, 2-1. “What a great win for our varsity girls’ softball program. It started with Kali Covert, who got her first varsity win, in a masterful performance. We played error-free ball and did a nice job running the bases. After Maple Lake took the lead in the top of the fifth, Mindy Forcier led off with a hit. Kali hit a homerun to straight away center field, to give us the lead, and we held Maple Lake scoreless in their final at bat. We bunted extremely well and fielded the bunt, so it was a great team effort in giving us our first win over the Irish in at least 11 years,” said coach Dave Dziengel.
EV-W box score/game one: Jamie Scherer, 1 for 3; Brook Stang, 0 for 2; Faith Forcier, 1 for 3, run scored; Mindy Forcier, 1 for 3, run scored; Kali Covert, 1 for 3, run scored, 2 RBI; Breanna Stang, 1 for 2, run scored; Ashley Anderson, 0 for 3, run scored; Sarah Pauly, 1 for 2, RBI; Bobbi Jo Block, 0 for 2, RBI.
Brook Stang’s solo shot in the fourth inning was the Eagles’ only run in game two, as the bats were silenced. Eagles’ Jamie Scherer was the tough-luck loser in the nightcap. “Jamie pitched five great innings, giving up just three hits. Brook Stang hit an opposite-field homerun in the top of the fourth inning and Maple Lake responded with a run of its own, in the bottom half,” Coach Dziengel said. The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth, when ninth-grade catcher Morgan Schreiber hit a lead-off homerun to win the game. “We played very well and we will look to rebound with a tough non-conference game against Lester Prairie Holy Trinity, Friday,
May 2,” Dziengel added.
EV-W box score/game two: Jamie Scherer, 0 for 2; Brook Stang, 1 for 3, run scored, RBI; Faith Forcier, 1 for 3; Mindy Forcier, 0 for 1; Kali Covert, 0 for 3; Breanna Stang, 0 for 2; Sarah Pauly, 0 for 2; Monica Ruhland, 0 for 2; Ashley Anderson, 0 for 2.