Jags Victorious vs MNW
Jaguar softball had an outstanding outing on Wednesday in Manson. The Jags defeated the Cougars by a score of 11-3.
Offensively, Southeast Valley got hot right away and stayed hot through the game scoring in six of seven innings played.
In the first starting with a triple to the right center gap from sophomore Kenna Scott. Scott would score on a sacrifice fly from Jordyn Rowley and Maddie Vansickle reached base on a walk. 8th grader, Rian Schlief, hit a blooper to the Manson right fielder that was mishandled scoring Anna Corell (running for Vansickle) and advancing herself to second. The offense stayed hot in the second, beginning with a lead off single from freshman Chloe Lambert. Fellow freshman Lauren Eslick kept things going by reaching base on a walk. Ellie Nolte continued her hitting streak lining a single to the left side, scoring Lambert. Kenna Scott kept her bat alive driving in the final two runs of the inning for the Jags with another single to the outfield.
In the last three innings of play, the Jags would score one in the fourth after Jordyn Rowley ripped a triple of her own and scored on a defensive error by the Cougars. In the fifth, Alex Kitchen hit a lead off double and reached third in a SAC bunt by Chloe Lambert and would score on a single hit by Lauren Eslick.
Jordyn Rowley would score again in the sixth after hitting a single and stealing second. Rian Schlief brought Rowley home on the SAC fly.
In the Jags last effort at the plate, Lauren Eslick stayed hot by leading things off with a double of her own. Eslick would advance to third after a defensive error and Ellie Nolte would reach first safely. Nolte would advance and put herself into scoring position after stealing second and Eslick scored one for herself on a steal home. With Nolte on third. Kenna Scott would walk and continue to dance with the Cougar defense, in the mean time scoring Nolte from third. Scott would steal second and third in passed balls and score on a SAC fly from Maddie Vansickle.
Defensively, the Jaguars were sound behind the arm of junior pitcher, Maddie Vansickle. Vansickle threw the complete game and came away with the W after facing 30 batters. Vansickle gave up just nine hits and allowed only three runs (only two of them being earned) while striking out four.
The Jags are back in action for a home game against the Eagles from Saydel on Friday evening. JV starts the party at 5:30 with varsity to follow.