The Skyline softball team headed for Farmington Hills on Saturday for the very competitive Mercy Softball Invitational and the Eagles more than held their own. Skyline went an impressive 3-1 on the day.
“We performed very well this weekend and continue to grow and believe in ourselves as a team,” said assistant coach Steve Toth. “I was proud how they focused and fought to the end, using every ounce of energy they had left to win the last game in exciting fashion. Our pitchers were in command of all the games.”
The day started with a 2-1 win over Linden a pitcher’s duel. Both teams scored a run in the first inning and the Eagles plated the eventual game-winner in the third inning. Skyline had four hits in the game and Gabby Toth had three of them. The leadoff hitter also scored a run and drove in a run. Mayah Alam went four innings (five hits, one run, seven strikeouts) and Makayla Klein pitched a scoreless frame in relief with two strikeouts.
The Eagles fell to a strong Northville club 5-1 in the second game. Northville had four hits and led 4-0 after two innings. Skyline finished with five hits, but three errors. Nyeli Kratz was 2-for-2 with a run scored. Sarah Larson had a hit and an RBI. Carson Fox pitched four innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts.
The Eagles scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to rally to beat Livonia Stevenson 7-6. Stevenson scored four in the top of the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. Skyline had eight hits and four errors in the game. Madie Czjaka had two hits and two runs scored, Larson had two hits and a run scored and Klein had two RBI for the Eagles. Fox pitched all five innings and allowed just one earned run with four strikeouts.
Fox drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fifth to lead Skyline to a 4-3 win over Anchor Bay in the final game of the day. Skyline scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to rally for another win. The Eagles has six hits and just one error. Czjaka had two hits, a run scored and an RBI. Kratz and Fox each had a hit and an RBI. Alam went five innings and allowed just two earned runs with seven strikeouts.