Archive for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jaguars breeze past Braves in softball doubleheader

April 24, 2012

— Recent trends continued for Mill Valley and Bonner Springs at Tuesday’s doubleheader.

For the Jaguars, that meant continuing their winning ways and advancing to 11-1 on the season. Conversely, the Braves are now riding a six-game losing streak with a 6-6 record, losing at Bonner Springs, 10-0 and 11-4.

Individually, the games weren’t so lopsided. Bre Hammer was pitching well for Bonner Springs in game one, but several errors derailed a chance for a close game. Mill Valley got some easy runs in the late innings to end the game in six.

The Braves looked fired up for their senior night in game two. Cassady Holloway had a two-RBI triple for the first score and Kylee Timberlake brought her in. They beat up Jaguars pitcher Jillian Jobe in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead. Jobe had already pitched a shutout in the previous game, but freshman Lexie Myers replaced her in the second inning and allowed one run – an unearned score in the final inning – the rest of the night.

But the Mill Valley offense still had to do work. The Jaguars chipped away until the fifth inning where the game was ultimately decided.

Jobe, who had hits in every at bat Tuesday, tied the game with an RBI off a bunt. Next, Lacie Myers hit an RBI single and Jobe scored on a throwing error. In the bottom of the fifth, Bonner Springs had tying runners on first and second with no outs. Mill Valley, facing adversity, turned a triple play that energized the whole team and led to a flurry of hits and runs in the final two innings.

In the fifth inning, Meagan Stice (illness) and Makayla Bennet (injury) had to leave the game for Bonner Springs, but seemed OK after the game.

Mill Valley will play host to Piper on Thursday while Bonner Springs will play host to Basehor-Linwood that same day.

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