CANTON The Canton-Galva High School softball team continues to soar on offense as they moved their win streak to four by dominating Little River High School on both ends of a doubleheader at home Thursday, taking game one, 11-0, before dominating the Lady Redskins in game two 19-3.
After dropping both ends of their season opening doubleheader, the Lady Eagles have been on a tear as they have hammered out 62 hits that included 12 doubles, four triples and six home runs, while collecting 65 runs on the scoreboard during their four-game win streak.
In game one the Lady Eagles put one score on the board in the bottom of the first before pounding across nine runs in the second and one more in the third, while shutting down the Little River bats in the 11-0 shutout.
Ashton Brewer was the hammer for Canton-Galva in the first game, starting the game on the mound and throwing 40 strikes in just 60 pitches. Brewer threw a one-hitter, while giving up just one walk and striking out eight.
At the plate, Zoie Nichols knocked out three hits, including a double, while scoring twice. Alexa Burch was the only other batter to get more than a single hit by getting two of the team’s 11. Alex Koehn and Jayci Mastre each hit a double with their hits, and once again the Lady Eagles were quick on the bases, getting 10 stolen bases, with Mastre swiping three. Taryn Norstrom and Taylor Everett each had two steals as well.
It took one inning in game two for the Lady Eagles to begin finishing touches on a day of dominating softball, as they poured across eight runs in the bottom of the first inning to put to rest any hope Little River had after scoring two runs to start the game. Canton/Galva added four more runs in the second and third innings before finishing off the scoring avalanche with three in the fourth and scoring the 19-3 victory.
Once again, the Lady Eagles got strong pitching as Carissa Klatt went the whole game on the mound and held Little River to four hits, two earned runs, and four walks while striking out seven.
Jayci Mastre had a huge second game, knocking out three hits that included a triple and a home run, while getting credit for six runs batted in and scoring three times herself.
Also swinging big bats in game two were Alex Koehn, Taryn Norstrom and Alexa Burch, who totaled six hits, five runs, nine runs batted in, three doubles, a triple and a home run between them. Jenny Fitzpatrick also hit for a double, while Zoe Nichols had the other home run.
The Lady Eagles are now 4-2 for the season and will look to continue the win streak and hot bats on Tuesday, April 17 when they travel to Moundridge High School.