Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Lady Eagles take to the road


Lead-off hitter Katie White waits for her pitch against Hamilton County. Photo by Lucas Wright

The Lady Eagles have had a week full of competition, playing four games in six days as their schedule starts to come to a close.

April 30 at Pope County

Vienna started their week by traveling to Pope County on Wednesday to take on the Lady Pirates. Vienna was looking to avenge their early season loss against the Lady Pirates at Vienna.

The Lady Eagles jumped on the Pirates early, plating nine runs in the first inning. The inning was highlighted by a Cassidy Stout triple and a Katie White double.

Vienna then managed to tack on another run in the second, and then blew the game wide open with another nine run inning in the third. Kindhart drove in two in the inning with a triple, and she was followed up by a double from Courtney Sanders that also drove in two runs.

The Lady Eagles managed to keep the scoring going into the fourth inning, where they would plate four more runs, highlighted by doubles from Audra Bullock and Cati Green.

The Eagles tacked on a final run in the top of the fifth, by way of another Cati Green double.

Rachel Kindhart pitched a solid game for the Lady Eagles, going five innings and allowing only one run. Rachel brought her record to 4-2 on the season, and the team’s overall record climbed over .500 to 9-8 with this 24-1 blowout win over Pope County.

May 1 at Goreville

The Lady Eagles continued their road trip by going to rival Goreville to take on the Lady Blackcats.

The Vienna lineup could not get anything going against the Blackcats, going hitless their first trip through the order.

They remained hitless until freshman Rachel Kindhart hit her first home run of the year, a solo-shot in the top of the fourth.

In the end, the Blackcats’ offense was to much to handle, as they tallied ten runs in the bottom of the second, and an eleventh run in the bottom of the fifth to beat Vienna 11-1 in five innings.

The loss dropped Kindhart’s record to 4-3 on the season, and the overall team record to 9-9.

May 2 vs Hamilton County

Vienna returned home on Friday to face the Hamilton County Lady Foxes in a game that was a pitcher’s duel from the start. Pitcher Lexi Harper hurled a gem, allowing one run on five hits through seven innings.

However, the Lady Eagles offense could not capitalize, leaving the bases loaded in the second, and stranding a runner at third base in the bottom of the sixth. The 1-0 loss dropped junior Lexie Harper’s record to 4-7 on the season and the team’s overall record to 9-10.

May 5 at Carterville

The Lady Eagles skid continued into their Monday game at Carterville.

Vienna’s offense managed only one run on five hits, the only run coming on a Maranda Chance single.

Carterville’s offense overpowered the Lady Eagles from the start, tallying eleven runs in four innings.

The five inning 11-1 loss dropped the Lady Eagles to 9-11 on the year, and it dropped pitcher Rachel Kindhart to 4-4 on the season.

The Lady Eagles look to turn things around this week and get back to their winning ways starting on Wednesday at Harrisburg and then Thursday at conference rival Johnston City.

With their season wrapping up in the next couple of weeks, and with only three games left on the schedule, make sure to come out and show your support for your Lady Eagles softball team.

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