April 1 vs. Century
The softball Eagles improved their record to 7-3 with a 15-2 short game win over Century on Monday at Vienna. Century scored a run in its first at-bat and another in the second inning, while the Eagles plated three runs in the bottom of the first inning, then added three more in the second to take a 6-2 lead. Vienna ended the game with nine runs in the fourth inning.
Cassidy Stout pitched the complete game, allowing five hits. The Eagles pounded out 17 hits and committed one error. Sarah Nelson had three hits and Allison Penrod, Cady Ross, and Katie White all had two hits for Vienna.
Up next for the Eagles: Wednesday (Apr. 3) at Hardin County; Thursday home vs. Zeigler-Royalton at 4:30; Tuesday (Apr. 9) at Eldorado.
March 27 at Benton
In last week’s action, the Eagles lost a road game at Benton on Wednesday, by the score of 7-6. Vienna had a 3-0 lead after two innings before the Rangerettes scored twice in the bottom of the third to make it 3-2.
The Eagles added a run in the top of the fourth and two more in the fifth to stretch their lead to 6-2. Benton answered with two runs in its half of the fifth, narrowing the gap to 6-4, then tallied three runs in the sixth to make the final score.
Sarah Nelson started in the circle and took the loss. The Eagles had 10 hits and committed one error. Cady Ross went 3-4, while Carley Childress and Sami McKibben each had two hits to lead Vienna.
March 28 vs. Eldorado
The Eagles returned to the win column on the next day with a 4-1 victory over Eldorado at Vienna. The Eagles scored all of their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, while Eldorado plated its run in the top of the sixth. Emily VanAusdoll was the starting pitcher and picked up the win. She was relieved by Sarah Nelson in the seventh inning.
Carley Childress was 2-3 with an RBI, and Sarah Nelson drove in two runs for Vienna.