In the opener, the Eagles gave up a run in the top half of the first
and second innings, trailing 2-0, before going to work. Sydney
Johnson led off with a walk and was driven home by Danielle Burgrabe.
Consecutive walks went to Mya Roberts, Heather Curry and Kalyn
Roberts, and then Katie Hunsley followed with an RBI walk. Jazzminn
Morecraft cracked a single to drive home another run, followed by
RBI walks to Kylee Foster and Gracie Hemenway.
Mason City scored
another run in the top of the third. With a 5-3 lead, the Eagles
added insurance runs in the home half of the third. Brooklyn Hermes
was hit by a pitch and was driven home by a single by Alexis Van
Hook. Johnson then had an RBI single.
Mason City added one more
tally in the final frame, but the Eagles prevailed.
Morecraft (1-0) was the starting pitcher for the Eagles and
pitched four innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight.
Grace Skelton earned her third save of the season, giving up two
hits but striking out two in the fourth inning.
Game two saw the Eagles fall behind again early. The Cougars
plated four in the top of the first. The Eagles cut the lead in half
on a walk to Hemenway, an RBI double to Hermes and an RBI ground out
Mason City scored two more in the second. The Eagles managed just
one run in the second, scoring after a Johnson single and an RBI
ground out by Curry.
The Cougars were held scoreless in the third and Burgrabe's went
to work. Hunsley led off with a single, Kalyn Roberts drove her home
with a single, and Hermes followed with a two-RBI double. Then there
were consecutive RBI singles by Morecraft and Van Hook, and Foster
drove home Van Hook. Next, Johnson singled and was driven home by Burgrabe.
Kimberly Rhoades then singled, and both Burgrabe and Rhoades scored
on a single by Curry.
The eight-run frame gave the Eagles the cushion they needed as
they held off a rally by the Cougars in the fourth, when Mason City
scored two and had the bases loaded before an infield pop-up ended
Skelton was the starting pitcher for the Eagles in game two,
allowing four hits and striking out four. Curry (4-0) came on in
relief and earned the victory by allowing just two hits and
recording two strikeouts in her two innings of work.
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Burgrabe's individual totals for the
two ballgames combined:
Gracie Hemenway: 1
for 1, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI
Brooklyn Hermes: 2
for 3, (doubles) 3 runs scored, 3 RBIs
Jazzminn Morecraft: 2
for 3, 1 run scored, 2 RBIs
Sydney Johnson: 3 for
3, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI
Danielle Burgrabe: 1
for 3, 1 run, 2 RBIs
Katie Hunsley: 1 for
2, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Kalyn Roberts: 1 for
2, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Alexis Van Hook: 2
for 4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Heather Curry: 1 for
2, 1 run scored, 3 RBIs
Grace Skelton: 0 for
Mya Roberts: 0 for 1,
1 run scored
Kimberly Rhoades: 1
Kylee Foster: 0 for 2, 2 RBIs
The Eagles will put their unblemished record on the line Friday
night in Mount Pulaski at Frazier Field.
[Text from file received]