May 25 @ SCC
Southeast Valley softball bounced back from their 11 inning loss on Monday to defeat South Central Calhoun on Thursday night by a score of 11 to zero in six innings.The Jags were firing on all cylinders! The girls collected 11 hits as a team, and stole 11 bases on the offensive side and kept the Titans from reaching home all night behind an outstanding performance by sophomore pitcher Chloe Lambert on the mound.
What would be a slow start for the softball team turned into a productive night after the third inning. The bats were quiet for both teams to start, but the junior group of Alex Kitchen, Leilah Olson, Kenna Scott, and Ellie Nolte got things rolling for the Jags in the third starting with two walks to Kitchen and Olson. Scott would bring Kitchen home from third after two stolen bases and Nolte plated Olson and Scott on a hard hit single up the middle of the field.
The Jaguar bats got hot and stayed hot throughout the game. The fourth inning started with Kitchen showing her power at the plate in the fourth inning by ripping a triple through the left-center gap. She easily scored on a SAC bunt by sophomore third baseman Lauren Eslick. In the fifth, Ellie Nolte got things going by reaching first and stealing second. Nolte would score on a hit by junior catcher Jordyn Rowley and Rowley reached home on a hit by Chloe Lambert and freshman, Camryn Lane (running for Lambert) scored on a single hit by Alex Kitchen. In the sixth, the Jags put the game away after the top of the order each reached base and scored. Lauren Eslick, Kenna Scott, Ellie Nolte, and Maddie Vansickle would all reach base and score to seal the deal on the run-rule victory in favor of the Jags.
On the defensive end of the ball, the Southeast Valley softball team didn’t see a lot of action due in part to the dominant performance by sophomore pitcher Chloe Lambert. Lambert faced 23 batters on the night. She struck out ten of them. Lambert was dealing and her defense was behind her 100%. Between the showing on the mound and the excellent back up behind her, the Jaguar defense only allowed two hits on the night and allowed zero runs.
The Southeast Valley softball team now holds a record of one win and one loss on the season and look to add another to the win column on Friday night (May 26th) when they face off with West Central Valley in Stuart.