• Keith Hjelle

Charger Girls Bounce Back to Whip Ex-EHK, 11-4


After dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Interstate 35 on Thursday, Charger softball coach Tim O'Brien apparently decided it was time to change his team's batting order to get something going offensively. His ball club took notice and responded by getting fourteen hits in its 11-4 win over Extra-Elkhorn-Kimballton in a game played at Kimballton this afternoon.

The Chargers wasted no time in attacking the ball, as they scored four runs in each of their first two at bats. Eighth grader Sophia Dorsey led off the game and reached safely on an error. The young slap hitter was followed by Sierra O'Brien who bunted her way on base. Mady Kelsley singled to score Dorsey and the Chargers were on the board! Veteran third baseman Genevieve Hoover followed up with a two run double and Charger pitcher Savana Fuller topped off the first inning scoring with a single that drove in Hoover. 4-0 Chargers.

ACGC duplicated its first inning output with four more runs in the second inning. Jadeyn Carrick, batting in the number nine slot, led off with a single. After Sierra O'Brien walked with one out , Mady Kelsey got on thanks to a Spartan error. A costly error by the Ex-EHK catcher allowed two Charger runs to score. 'G' then came up with her second double and sister Jorja drove her home with a single. 8-1 Chargers.

The Chargers added a single run in the third inning when Tori Fuller singled, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on Carrick's sac fly. The final Charger scoring was in the final inning when Carrick came up with her second hit of the day. After she advanced to third on a ground ball, O'Brien's sacrifice fly scored her from third. The last Charger run came when Kelsey and Kylie Young singled and "G" hit her second double of the day.

Five Chargers came up with two hits including O'Brien, Kelsey, "G" Hoover, Savana Fuller, and Carrick. The fourteen hits is the second highest total for the team this year. Savana Fuller went the distance in the circle, scattering ten hits, while walking just one better and fanning eight.

This win gives the team a record of 5-8 on the season, with an opportunity to improve on that on Monday when Woodward-Granger comes to town for a WCAC game. A JV game at 5:30 will precede the varsity tilt. Go Chargers!

Game score by inning:

ACGC 441 000 2--11 14 3

ExEHK 101 000 2-- 4 10 3

Charger box score:

AB R H RBI

Dorsey 5 1 0 0

SiO'Brien 3 2 2 1

Kelsey 3 1 2 1

Young 4 0 1 0

Kintz 1 0 0 0

GHoover 3 2 2 2

Franzeen 1 0 1 1

JHoover 4 0 1 1

SFuller 4 0 2 1

TFuller 4 1 1 0

Carrick 4 1 2 1

Wetzel 0 2 0 0

Sa O'Brien 0 1 0 0

Pitching: IP H R ER BB SO

SFuller 7 10 4 2 1 8


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