The Skyline Eagles took two on the road from the Huron River Rats in Monday night’s softball doubleheader. A high-scoring first game, on both sides, left the fans energized and sitting on the edge of their seats.
Skyline won the opener 11-8. Neva Siers led the way for the visiting Eagles with two hits, two RBI and one run scored. One of those hits was a two RBI single that was part of a seven-run second inning. Gabby Toth played a part in the rally with a double to left center that scored two and Madie Czjaka added a single that scored Toth in the monster inning as well.
Other offensive contributors in game one were Nyeli Kratz with a sacrifice fly to left field in the first and a double in the third, landing her two RBI. Mayah Alam and Megan Rood each had a hit and Amelia Greco and Madison Westhoven both scored a run.
The River Rats’ eight-run offense was led by Karli Messer with two hits, a double and a single that each scored a run, and by pitcher Anna Weigel who helped her cause with a hit and a RBI. Raven Bobo played a nice game with stellar defense at short-stop and with a hit and a run batted in. Senior captain Dani DiGiovine had one hit and scored a run.
Alam and Westhoven shared time in the circle for Skyline in the victory and Micah Higa and Weigel both threw for Huron.
The Eagles ran away with game two after a strong showing at the plate and an incredible pitching performance by freshman Sarah Larson in her varsity pitching debut.
In the 12-1 victory, Skyline posted a collective 12 hits with three from Czjaka and two apiece from Toth and Larson. Czjaka batted in four, while Toth racked up two RBI and Kellen Black had one.
Huron only managed two hits against Larson and made eight errors in the field.