The Eagle Point High School softball team fared a little better against Roseburg’s Makinna Akers Saturday. But only a little.
Akers limited the Eagles to three hits in both games of a douple header at EPHS as the Indians won 6-0 and 16-0. She held Eagle Point to one hit in a 5-0 victory earlier in the season.
Karly Tolen was the most successful Eagle hitter. She had two singles in the first game and one in the second. McKinzee Merrill had her first ever bunt single in the first game, but was stranded at third, the only time an Eagle advanced that far the entire day.
In the second game, Paige Leeper hit a two out double in the first inning. Tolen singled in the second, and Kenzie Nielsen singled and stole a base in the third. Kiah Hoag picked up the other Eagle Point hit off Indian reliever Emma Thompson in the fifth.
Merrill pitched effectively in the first game, allowing only two earned runs. Unfortunately, that was more than enough for Roseburg. In the nightcap, Teanna Gonsalves took the loss when the Indians bats got hot and the Eagles defense went cold.
The Eagle are now 13-10 on the season.
By Frank Marksman
For the Independent