Softball: Chargers wrap up league title and 15-2 regular season
The Brandon-Evansville softball team clinched a sixth straight Pheasant Conference championship and won its 11th straight game in the process on Friday.
The Chargers (15-2) dominated Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in an 11-0 final. They out-hit the Comets (3-10) 13-3 and scored in every inning but the first as they put the game away with a four-run fifth frame.
“It was exciting to see all of our starting nine collect a hit and hit the ball hard,” head coach Kasi Sieling said. “I’m extremely proud of how the girls have played so far this season and excited they were able to come away with the victory tonight to clinch our conference title. We’ll enjoy this victory tonight and shift our focus tomorrow to the beginning of a brand new season with the start of postseason next and the road through a very tough subsection.”
Mikenna Pattrin went four scoreless innings from the circle to get the win. She struck out eight and allowed just four hits before eighth-grader Taylin Kramer worked the fifth and struck out one.
“Mikenna threw a great game and the defense played clean to work out of innings behind her,” Sieling said. “We were able to work out of a third-inning situation with runners on second and third without surrendering a run. We made sound adjustments in the batter’s box to string hits together and bring runners in.”
Haddey Zastrow led the offense with two hits and three RBIs. Christine Roers added a double and two RBIs, while Kristen Kokett, Bailey Schaefer and Kerryn Lund each added two hits, as well.
The Section 6A Tournament will get going on May 21.
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HLA 000 00 - 0 3 5
B-E PITCHING - Mikenna Pattrin - W, 4IP, 4H, 0R, 1BB, 8SO; Taylin Kramer - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 1SO
B-E OFFENSE - Kristen Kokett - 2-4, 2 runs, RBI; Bailey Schaefer - 2-4, 2 runs; Pattrin - 1-3, 1 run, RBI, 2B; Haddey Zastrow - 2-4, 1 run, 3 RBI; Alena Shores - 1-3, 1 run; Maddie Otto - 1-3, RBI; Kerryn Lund - 2-3, 2 runs; Christine Roers - 1-3, 2B, 1 run, 2 RBI; Sydney Schaefer - 1-2; Kaylee Bitzan - RBI, 1 run