Ripping into the 2014 season with force, the Burr Oak softball team trounced Tekonsha 18-3 and 23-6 Monday in a SCAA doubleheader to start the season.
“I was happy with the way we played tonight,” coach Jena Root said. “We have some things to work on but overall the girls played hard and showed a lot of heart and effort.”
Hannah Root got plenty of run support in the first game after the Bobcats put up seven runs in the first inning and nine in the second. Root collected a pair of strikeouts and batted in three runs on a single and a triple.
Chelsey Boyd posted three hits (one double) and three RBI, Jade Lown had a pair of singles and an RBI, Kyann Currier posted a triple and single for three RBI and Michaela Ultz had a single and triple for two RBI. Jade Summey, Sydney Owens and Lexi Habib added a single apiece.
In the second game, Owens picked up the win with four strikeouts after Burr Oak slapped 13 runs on the bird in the first inning and 10 more in the second.
Ultz led the way with three singles and two RBI. Root, Lown, Summey (double, triple), Boyd, Owens and Cooper each added two singles, and Ashley Boyd notched a single.
“It was huge improvement from last season,” Ultz explained. “We have been working hard at practices this year to get our name back out there. Tonight we looked like a team. We had one goal and that was to beat Tekonsha. We didn’t get down when we made an error. Instead we just shook it off and went to the next play. I’m really looking forward to what this season brings. I’m very proud of everyone.”