SV SB vs. Greene County
Southeast Valley softball’s win streak ended at four again on June 27th against the Greene County Rams. The Jags hosted the Rams in a non-conference matchup and would fall by a score of 1-9.
Southeast Valley strategically placed a slightly different lineup on the field tonight in hopes to meet up with the Rams later on down the road during post season play. Freshman Rian Schlief stepped into the circle and did a fabulous job for the Jags keeping the Greene County offense unbalanced through six innings of play. Schlief threw all seven innings and faced 36 batters. She would strike out six and give up nine hits, but a strong sixth inning by the Ram offense, plated seven of their total nine runs.
In the box, the Jags struggled to make contact against a strong pitcher for Greene County, but there were glimpses of promise at the plate. Lauren Eslick, Kenna Scott, and Leilah Olson would be the only Jaguars to reach base on the night. Eslick would win a tough battle at the plate in the fourth inning, earning herself a double placed in the left field gap. Unfortunately, Eslick would be stranded at first.
Southeast Valley’s offense would be shut down at the plate until the sixth inning when Leilah Olson connected for a double over the Greene County centerfielder’s head. With just one out on the board, the Jags were in scoring position. After a pop out to the right fielder put two outs on the board, Kenna Scott would step into the box and take the shutout away from the Rams. Scott hit a single in the left-center gap to score sophomore runner Lily Reck (running for Olson) from second while advancing herself to second on the throw from the outfield.
The game would end with the Jags falling to the Rams 1-9 after seven complete innings of play. Southeast Valley softball looks to turn things around and get back on the winning side and they do so quickly, turning around to play at home in Harcourt on June 28th against the Manson Northwest Webster Cougars for a non-conference matchup.