Eagles hang on against Hawks

By on May 8, 2017

Kendall scored eight runs over the first two innings, but none the rest of the way as they hung on for an 8-6 win over Holley in girls’ softball.

The Eagles batted around scoring five runs in the top of the first inning. Elizabeth Rath led off with a single and went to third on a Chelsea Wright single. Catcher Kacey Menge stroked a two-RBI double and, after a walk to Madison Rath, both scored on a double by Rebecca Banker and an error. Banker scored the fifth run of the inning on a wild pitch.

Holley plated one run in their half of the first as shortstop Brooklyn Bartholomew reached on an infield single, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly RBI by third baseman Madison Papaj.

Kendall increased their lead to 8-1 in the second started again by an Elizabeth Rath single. She stole second and scored on two wild pitches. Madison Rath drove in another run with a triple and later scored on an RBI groundout by Emily Mattle.

Holley chipped away at the seven run deficit. In the second inning, Hannah Biedlingmaier reached on a bunt single, stole second and scored on two throwing errors.

The Hawks made it 8-3 in the third on back-to-back doubles by Papaj and Anna Brasted.

In the home half of the sixth, Papaj reached on an error, stole second and went to third on a throwing error. Brasted drove her in with an RBI groundout to cut the Kendall lead to 8-4.

In the seventh, Briana Colucci reached base on an error. Pinch runner Hannah Day stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. Bartholomew drove her in with a single down the left field line.

After a Papaj bloop single, Brasted drove in Bartholomew with a single for her third RBI of the game to make it 8-6. A sacrifice bunt put the tying run at second, but the Eagles were able to register the third out to end the Hawks comeback hopes and even their record at 2-2.

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