Redskins sweep Ellinwood

LITTLE RIVER – The Little River baseball team dominate every phase of the game in a doubleheader sweep over Ellinwood, 18-0 and 16-1, at home on Monday.

In game one, the Redskins pounced on Ellinwood for 13 runs in the first inning before scoring another five in the second while holding Ellinwood to just one hit in the 18-0 shutout victory.

Little River dominated while only getting five hits on offense, though they earned 10 walks. Matt Dougherty blasted a home run and knocked in three runs, while Kaden Schafer knocked across five runs while pouring out a double to lead the Redskin bats.

Graham Stephens was on the mound for Little River and held Ellinwood to just one hit, while walking one and striking out seven in earning the shutout win.

Game two was much the same as the Redskins powered 11 runs across home plate in the first inning before adding another five in the second on their way to the completing the doubleheader sweep with a 16-1 win.

Stephens was the offensive leader by hitting a home run, knocking across four runs, scoring three runs and earning three stolen bases. Brayden Sears hit for a double as Little River once again took advantage of poor Ellinwood pitching in gaining 10 walks and stealing a total of eight bases.

Jayden Garrison pitched a two hitter for Little River while giving up just the one run, walking four and striking out seven.

Little River finishes the 2019 regular season at 13-3.

LadySkins split with Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD – After getting thumped in game one, 17-2, the Little River softball team bounced back on the road at Ellinwood on Monday and scored a 17-11 slugfest victory in the nightcap to earn the split of the doubleheader.

Ellinwood scored eight runs in the first inning and then added five in the second and another four in the fourth in earning the lopsided 17-2 first game victory over Little River.

Bella Debaere and Kailynn Atkinson were the stars of the LadySkins in game one as Debaere had two hits and they both hit for a double.

Atkinson started the game on the mound for Little River and went two innings while scattering six hits, giving up 13 runs, walking nine and striking out two. Debaere came on in relief and gave up five hits and four runs while striking out two.

Game two turned into a slugfest as the two teams combined for 28 runs and 29 hits with Little River scoring five runs in the sixth to earn the 17-11 win.

Madison Loder and Kylie Eller each had four hits for the LadySkins while Bailey Hodgson and Michelle Loder each contributed three hits apiece. Bella Debaere, Eller, Hodgson and Madison Loder each powered out doubles.

Eller started the game on the mound for Little River, going six innings, giving up nine hits, 11 runs and five walks while striking out one. Emma McBride closed the game out and earned the win.

Now 5-12 for the season, the LadySkins are set to play at Sterling on Tuesday, May 13 in regional play.

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