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Lady Indians hope to continue hot start

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 5:05 pm

The Elsberry High School softball team is starting the season off on the right foot winning their first two games of the season scoring a total of 34 runs.

Both games were played on the road at Orchard Farm and Wright City. Not only is the offense hot, but so is sophomore pitcher, Kylie Kinsler who took the wins in both games.

Against the Eagles the Indians took the victory in seven innings by a score of 21-11, belting out 18 hits.

Leading the offense was senior Tess Weakly with five hits followed by Kinsler with four, and senior Megan Hagemeier with three. On the mound Kinsler struck out four and gave up 11 hits. Elsberry did have four errors in their first game of the season, but that is to be expected.

At the Wright City game Kinsler threw a shutout giving up only four hits. Weakly once again showed off her offensive skills hitting a grand slam to help in the 13-0 victory over the Wildcats in five innings. Also helping with the scoring was senior Kara Lovelace who went two for three in the game.

Head coach, Trudy Bull, is excited to see her team playing well on both sides of the ball.

She added, “Having 34 runs in two games is awesome. We had a couple of rough innings defensively in the first game, but played very well against Wright City for our first conference win of the year.”

The Indians have two conference games this week and then will compete in the annual Elsberry Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8.