Lady Eagles Softball Off to a Thrilling Start

Katie Parker rounds second base with a clean hit. Photo by Stephanie Blentlinger, Lingering Memories Photography.

By Mark Blentlinger

With a new coaching staff and losing some of the best players in the area in Lydia Goble and Kennedy Leighton, the Lady Eagles softball team is trying to top last season’s 18-4 record. First year Head Coach Shane Berry said he and his assistant coaches Becca Schemberger and Hunter Hart could not have asked for a better group of young ladies for them to coach.

So far, the young squad has been putting on quite a show going 11-2 losing only to Portage Central and Stevensville Lakeshore both by one run each. The teams biggest win so far had to be against reigning Division 4 state shampions Centreville where they handed the Bulldogs 2 losses. The first game saw the Eagles put up 3 runs in each of the first 2 innings. Winning the game 6-0 and the second 7-3. They also beat the Comets of Coloma, 2018 Division 3 state champs, in a Saturday tournament.

The Lady Eagles played Hackett Catholic Prep at home for a double header. The Eagle bats would explode for a 17 run first inning in game 1. They finished off the Irish winning 19-4 in 3 innings. The second game would see junior Adrian Rosey on the pitcher’s mound. She finished off the 3 inning game with 9 strikeouts and the win with the Lady Eagles winning 15-0.

Then they headed south on US-131 to face the Falcons of Constantine. Senior Missy Meade pitched for 5 innings only allowing 2 hits with 1 run and the win. The final score being Lady Eagles 12 Falcons 1.

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