At Father Flohe Field, the Shamrocks came to play on Tuesday, April 23rd against the Ashley Bears, with both the Baseball and Softball team racking up Mercy Rule wins.
Up first, the Lady Shamrocks rode their hot bats and excellent defense for a 13-1 victory in five innings. On the mound, Summer Russman got the win, striking out four and improving her record to 6-1. Leading the Shamrocks offensively was Grace Bowers who went two for three with two RBI’s, and Lainey Schrauben who went two for four with three RBI’s. Summer Russman also went one for two with two RBI’s.
In the second game, the girls again came on strong in a five inning, 13-0 victory. Katie Coyne got the win on the mound, improving her record to 1-0. Offensive leaders were Chloe Cross who went two for three with two RBI’s and Katie Coyne who went two for four with four RBI’s. Summer Russman, Emma Scheurer, McKenna Pixley, and Aurora Beckhold all chipped in a RBI.
Head Coach Jocelyn Rockey was happy with the effort and improvement from the whole team. “We were very aggressive at the plate, and especially aggressive in our base running tonight. We have had a good start to our season, which sets us up well coming into the more difficult part of our schedule.” The Shamrocks girls improved their record to 7-1, and will play a strong Laingsburg team this Thursday, home at Father Flohe Field.
The Shamrock Boys also made quick work of the visiting Bears, hammering home a 15-0 win in four innings in the first game. Will Simon got the win on the mound with eight strikeouts. Offensively, the Shamrocks were led by Nathan Lehnert, who went two for three with two RBI’s, as well as Brandon Scheurer, who went two for two and scored four runs. Cooper Diamond went one for one with two RBI’s, and Devin Fedewa went one for three with two RBI’s. Will Simon went two for two with one RBI, and Seth Hoppes went two for three.
In the second game, the Shamrocks continued their dominant play, cruising to a 15-0, three inning win. Cooper Diamond pitched a full game, striking out four to get the win. On the offensive side, Sam Mauren led the Shamrocks, going two for three with four RBI’s, followed by Brandon Scheurer, Tanner Lawson, Seth Hoppes, and Devin Fedewa all bringing in one RBI each.
Coach Bryan Scheurer was pleased with his team’s effort. “We got some good work in! Will, Coop and Ryan all threw strikes and put up zeros. We have a huge doubleheader against Laingsburg Thursday that should be a good test of where we are at.” The Shamrocks improved their record to 7-0, and will be home on Thursday.