Eagles Softball Show Strength on Offense and Pitching

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The Schoolcraft softball team celebrates their conference championship. Front row left to right: Kenzie Crissman, Katie Parker, Jordan Watts, Brenna Walther, Kayla Onken, Ali Goldschmeding. Middle row from left: Brooke Crissman, Kennedy Leighton, Lydia Goble. Back row from left: Gabi Saxman, Madi Ballett, Lexi Kirkendall, Mikayla Slavin, Danielle Blyly, Adrienne Rosey, Anna Fiebelkorn, Mikayla Meade, Megan Shaink, Kelby Goldschmeding, Dani Warnaar.

By Sue Moore

A coaching change took place in mid-season for the Schoolcraft Eagles softball team. The girls have moved right along in their winning ways under new head coach Jim Goble, who was the assistant coach previously.

The Eagles were 26-3 in the regular season, dropping their only league loss to Constantine 5-7, to class B ranked Wayland 2-3 and class A honorable mention Lowell 1-3. They won the Schoolcraft Invitational that they hosted on April 21.

Coach Goble said, “We’ve hit .398 as a team with seven players notching at least one home run. They include Jordan Watts, Kennedy Leighton, Kelby Goldschmeding, Katie Parker, Kayla Onken, Brooke Crissman and Lydia Goble.” Lydia Goble broke the previous MHSAA record of 22 homers in a season on May 23rd hitting three that night against Delton Kellogg. She now has a season total of 25.

“Our pitching staff of Mikayla Meade a junior, and Adrienne Rosey, a sophomore, has been just as incredible with a combined ERA of 1.253, WHIP of .957 and .688 percent of all pitches being strikes. Rosey has pitched two no-hitters and Meade has pitched two no-hitters and two shutouts,” the coach said.

The team won the SAC Valley conference and won their district to advance to games next week. Coach Goble is projecting that regional play will be challenging, with Constantine and Coloma the teams to beat.

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