Lady Eagles defeat Forest City, Belmond-Klemme

Jozey Gump works behind the plate in a recent home game. The sophomore had two hits with a double and drove in a run versus the Broncos. Photo by Les Houser

The Eagle Grove varsity softball team picked up another win last Monday 6-2 over Forest City in a home contest shortened to five innings by rain. The home team was up 2-0 after two complete frames as Hannah Beecher singled, stole second and then scored on a Jozey Gump base hit in the first. The visiting Indians plated two scores in the top of the third to tie it. The home team came right back to push two more across in their half of that inning, as a Kenzie Crail double was followed by a Cali Schultz base hit to score both her and Kaitlin Sampson. Another pair of runs in the fifth sealed the deal as the defense took care of things from there. In that inning, Emmy Huse brought home Gump, who was hit by pitch to reach base, with Marisa Beecher smacking a double to bring in Schultz.

For the night, Gump went 2 for 2 with an RBI while Schultz was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Marisa B. doubled in her only connection at the plate and drove in a run. Crail and Huse also had base hits, with H. Beecher, Crail, Kaitlin Sampson, Ari Lyman and Lea Friedl scoring the rest of the runs. Friedl used her speed to steal two bags, with H. Beecher, Laine Morgan, Marisa Beecher, Sadie Stuhr and Lyman all getting one base theft apiece. H. Beecher, Morgan and Stuhr all drew a walk each.Hannah Beecher took the win in the circle, allowing two earned runs on four hits over five innings. She allowed three walks and had four K’s.

“In all facets, probably our best overall game of the season,” stated head coach Jim McLaughlin. “The Indians came in at 9-3 in the conference.”

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