SV SB vs. West Central Valley
May 26 @ West Central Valley
Southeast Valley softball traveled to Stuart on Friday night to face off against the West Central Valley Wildcats. The Jags fought and battled through all seven innings of play and walked away with the five to four victory.
Offensively, the Jags slowed down from their showing in the previous night, but still saw extra base hits from several members in the lineup including: Ellie Nolte, Maddie Vansickle, Jordyn Rowley, Alex Kitchen, and Rian Schlief. The Jaguars scored early in the first inning. After the first two batters in the lineup were retired by the Wildcat defense, junior shortstop, Ellie Nolte, stepped into the box and blasted a change up over the left field fence. Nolte’s hit set the tone and Senior captain Maddie Vansickle followed up with a double of her own and Jordyn Rowley kept things going by scoring freshman courtesy runner (for Vansickle) Camryn Lane from second on her triple roped to the right-center gap.
The second inning would be quiet, but the Jaguars would plate another run in the third and two more in the fifth inning.
The fifth inning would see more power from the box from the Jaguar offense. Ellie Nolte led off with a double and would score off of a Jordyn Rowley single. Rowley stole second to put herself into scoring position for the freshman right fielder, Rian Schlief. Schlief found a gap in left-center field, bringing Rowley home for the Jags’ fifth and final run of the game.
On the defensive end, the Jaguars were tested and put into many stressful situations. Maddie Vansickle got the start and the win on the mound after working through a miniscule sized strike zone. Vansickle faced 32 batters, striking out four, allowing just six hits, and limiting the Wildcat offense to just two earned runs.
Southeast Valley softball improves their record to 2-1 on the season and look to add to the W column this weekend as they travel to Ogden to play in the annual Bob Morgan Classic over Memorial Day weekend.