Girls 3-1 in SSC league

Saturday, April 12, the Lady Eagles softball team hosted the Ashland Grizzlies in a SSC doubleheader. The Eagles prevailed in the first game by a score of 9-1. EP led from the start, scoring two first inning runs as Katie Jolliffe led off with a double, Jan Fernandes walked and Ashley Josephson drove home Jolliffe with a single. Fernandes scored on a ground out by Karlie Stephens. The Eagles tallied four more runs in the 3rd as Jolliffee led off with a single and scored on a single by Samantha deVaughn. Jamie Paxton plated the next three runs on a homerun to left centerfield. The Eagles tacked on two runs in the 5th as MacKenzie Re drove home Jordanne Skogseth and DeVaughn with a single. Chloe Hanson scored the final run in the sixth The lone Ashland run came on a solo homerun by Sammi Gilbert in the 5th.
 

Jolliffee was 2 for 3 with one double and two runs scored. Paxton had
one homerun with three RBIs, Re had two RBIs, DeVaughn had two runs
scored with one RBI. Stephens pitched seven innings, giving up four
hits, with three strike-outs and one walk.  She has a 7-2 record.
   
In
game two the Eagles were unable to complete a comeback and lost a close
2-1 contest. Ashland scored in the top of the 1st on an Eagle error and
a two-out single by Amanda Good. EP evened the score in the bottom of
the 1st as Stephens reached on a walk and was driven home by Josephson.
Ashland scored again in the 3rd. Gilbert got a two out single, stole
2nd and scored when Haley Ross’s fly ball was dropped. EP had a chance
to tie or win in the bottom of the 7th with the bases loaded, one out
on a singles by Paxton and Re and Hansen reaching on an error. The next
two hitters went down on strikes to end the game.
   
Fernandes
was two for four with one RBI, Jolliffe and Josephson each had one RBI.
Hanson pitched four innings, giving up two runs, with no errors, three
hits, three strike-outs and no walks. Stephens pitched three with no
runs, no errors, one hit, two strike-outs and no walks.
   
The Eagles are 2-2 in conference and 9-4 overall. The JV team is 3-1 with wins in Ashland of 9-1 and 8-5.

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