The Charger softball team quickly jumped to a 2-0 record this spring as they grabbed both halves of a doubleheader with Ortonville Thursday 27-1 and 11-1.
Senior Jenna Meissner was on the mound for both of the two 5-inning games, hurling 103 strikes and just 50 balls. She struck out 14 and walked just one between the two contests.
“The girls played extremely well, especially considering we hadn’t been able to practice outside on the softball field at all before our first game,” said the Chargers’ new coach Erika Westby. “It was exciting to see how well the girls played together and the great potential that they have.”
Junior Carli Randt has six runs batted in during the first game, with senior Nicki Olson and Meissner each collecting three.
Junior shortstop Megan Boesl drove in a pair of runs in game one, with senior Ashley Alstead and juniors Katie Boesl and Michelle Bruns each knocking in one.
“They batted very well, with a mixture of some power hits and some great quick offense,” Westby said of her team. “Our infield was tough to get through, but when Ortonville got past them, our outfielders did a good job of keep the ball in front of them.
“The team was aggressive running the bases and took advantage of stealing opportunities when they could. I am very proud of how well the girls played and hope they can continue to play up to their potential.
Olson and K. Boesl split time behind the plate for the Chargers and junior Courtney Jesnowski led the team in RBIs in the second game with two.