Shamrock Softball picks up wins over Vestaburg and East Lansing
On Monday evening St. Patrick Softball hosted a double header against Vestaburg. Both games ended in Shamrock victory.
Game 1: 14-1 final score. The Shamrocks approached the plate aggressively and went 14 for 26 as a team. They continued to work around into scoring position with 14 stolen bases. Rylee Scheurer led the team and went 4 for 4. Lydia Meredith went 3 for 3 with a double and had 2 RBIs. Bella Meyers went 1 for 1 with a Home Run and 2RBIs. Addie Scheurer went 2 for 4 and had a triple and 2 RBIs. Aurora Beckhold and Jamelyn Forist both added 1 RBI. Tori Sandborn took her first Varsity win and had 7 strikeouts in 5 innings.
Game 2: 23-1 final score. The Shamrocks kept the same rhythm into game two and collectively went 14 for 28 as a team. Emma Honsowitz led the way by going 3 for 4, with a triple, double and 3 RBIs. Rylee Scheurer went 2 for 3 with a double. Lydia Meredith went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Aurora Beckhold went 1 for 1. Bella Meyers added 3 RBIs and Tori Sandborn and Jamelyn Forist also added 2 RBIs. Rylee Scheurer three one inning and took all 3 outs with strikeouts. Tori Sandborn took the other two innings and added in two more strikeouts.
The girls showed up ready to work this evening. They attacked at the plate and never let up. The top of our lineup found ways to get on base, move into scoring position and the rest of our lineup stepped up and allowed us to score quickly. Defensively, we made great plays and our pitching was absolutely fantastic. Tori had her first Varsity win this evening and Rylee and Tori both split game two with a combined 5 strikeouts in 3 innings. As their coaches, we absolutely couldn’t be more proud of the attitude and effort tonight. Tomorrow we move forward to some solid competition and then back to league play Thursday. We look forward to applying the same attitude, energy and focus during those contests.
St. Patrick Varsity softball traveled to East Lansing on Tuesday for two impressive and well matched softball games.
Game 1: Final Score 5-2.
Lydia Meredith went 1 for 1, 2 HP, and 4 stolen bases. Rylee Scheurer went 1 for 2, had one RBI and 3 stolen bases. Emma Honsowitz also went 1 for 2, had an RBI, and 3 stolen bases. Tori Sandborn also had one RBI. Carly Scheurer threw a dominating first game with well located pitches and ended the five innings with five strikes. Team Fielding held strong at 100.
Game 2: Final Score 11-2.
Rylee Scheurer went 3 for 4. Emma Honsowitz went 1 for 1 with a double, and 2 RBIs. Lydia Meredith went 2 for 3, with 2 RBIs, and 4 stolen bases. Emma Honsowitz went 1 for 1, with 2 RBIs and a double. Mara Schrauben went 2 for 3. Jamelyn Forist went 1 for 2 and a double. Natalee Teachworth and Addie Scheurer each added an RBI. Rylee Scheurer threw 4 innings and had 4 strikeouts to lead the Shamrocks to a solid win.
Tonight East Lansing hosted a throwback double header at their home field. East Lansing is a solid team that made us really battle out each win this evening. They connected at the plate and drove the ball a few times we left it high, and offered us a good look at what we could do on the basepath. Our lead off batters have really broke out and are leading our team each game with their speed and agility. Their energy is trickling down our lineup and contagious. Our pitchers are giving us excellent pitch placement and leading our defense. Tonight we had no errors in game one and one in game two and that starts with our team leaders. It was refreshing to watch the team grind out a series of two out, solid and clutch at bats in the second game and keep that energy and focus. East Lansing’s staffs pitching coach, Sammi Leonard (alumni of St. Patrick’s) and it was wonderful to see her continuing to pay her passion and skill set forward. We host a league game against Laingsburg on Thursday.
Photos by Lindsey Bos.