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Lady Jays Play Boone Central Tournament

by Angelica Volquardsen

 

The Lady Jays played against Polk County, Boone Central Newman Grove, and Madison in the Boone Central softball tournament Saturday, September 1. The Lady Jays went 1-2.

Pierce’s first game was against Polk County, and the Lady Jays came up short 11-13. In the first inning, there were no runs scored on either team. During the second inning, the Lady Jays scored one run but allowed Polk County four. In the third inning, the Lady Jays matched Polk County as both scored three runs. In the fourth inning, the Lady Jays outscored Polk County 4-2 but still remained behind by one. During the fifth inning, the Lady Jays managed three runs to pull ahead but allowed Polk County four, ending the game with a score of 11-13 with a loss for the Lady Jays.

“The first game we hit the ball really well, but had a few too many errors on defense,” said coach Marika VonSeggern. “Our bats kept us in the first game, even though we were making a lot of errors.”

Against Polk County, Rose Graham, Elizabeth Hammer, and Brianna Aguilera all had one hit, and Kaycie Druyor and Ashton Oestreich each had two hits. Graham had three RBI’s; Druyor, Kaylee Dvorak, and Oestreich all had two; and Aguilera had one. Kiley Bierman, Dvorak, and Oestreich all had three putouts; Graham had two; and Mikala Stone, Hammer, Aguilera, and Druyor each had one. Hammer and Aguilera each had three assists on defense, and Dvorak had one. Aguilera also threw two strikeouts.

The Lady Jays’ second game was against Boone Central Newman Grove, and the Lady Jays went down with a score of 3-14. Things looked positive for the Lady Jays in the first inning, as they scored three runs while holding BCNG to zero, but the Cardinals picked up their momentum after that and didn’t allow Pierce to score any more runs but put away 14 of their own before the game ended in the fourth inning.

Coach VonSeggern said of the BCNG game that,”we started off really well and on top with three runs, but pitching wise we began to struggle. Our bats startest us off on the right foot, but then we struggled to get anything else going.”

Against BCNG, Biermann, Graham, and Druyor all had one hit. Beirmann had two RBI’s, and Graham had one. Dvorak had four putouts, Bierman had three, Aguilera had two, and Hammer had one. Aguilera had three assists on defense, and Druyor had one.

The Lady Jays won their third game against Madison with a score of 12-1. In the first, second and third innings, the Lady Jays held Madison scoreless while scoring nine runs of their own. In the fourth inning, the Lady Jays put away three more runs while letting Madison score only one to end the game by run rule with a score of 12-1.

“The last game, the girls played amazing offensively and defensively,” said VonSeggern. “We kept our errors low, we hit really well, and Brianna Aguilera pitched a great game. We hit extremely well and started off on top and just kept pushing.”

Against Madison, Dvorak had two hits, and Bierman, Graham, Hammer, Aguilera, and Druyor each had one. Dvorak had three RBIs; Bierman and Aguilera each had two; and Graham, Magdalena Dale, Druyor, and Oestreich all had one. Hammer had four putouts, Dvorak had three, Bierman and Aguilera each had two, and Oestreich had one. Aguilera had three assists on defense, and Hammer had one. Aguilera threw one strikeout.

Overall, coach VonSeggern said, “We played really well this tournament. Our normal pitcher is out with an injury, so a lot of the girls were playing different positions. Our offensive game all day was really our strong point. For the next game, we will continue to work on our batting. Even if we struggle defensively, our bats can keep us in games. We will also continue to work on fielding. With maybe not having our main pitcher be able to pitch, the girls will have to get used to new positions.”

The Lady Jays’ next game will be on Wednesday, September 6, at Madison.


Softball Lady Jays Drop Game to O’Neill

by Tanner Kuper

 

The Lady Jays’ softball team traveled to O’Neill but lost to the Eagles by a score of 0-8 on Thursday, August 30.

In the first inning, Pierce and O’Neill both hold each other to zero runs. In the second inning, O’Neil started to pull away with two runs, and after the Lady Jays’ defense held them to no runs in the third, the Eagles put away one more and pulled ahead of the Lady Jays 0-3. In the fifth inning, O’Neill got on a roll and scored four runs and held Pierce to zero. The final inning rolled around and O’Neill sealed their victory with one more run, taking the game 0-8.

For individual stats, Elizabeth Hammer had two hits and two putouts. Brianna Aguilera had two hits and one putout. Rose Graham had two assists and seven putouts. Angelica Volquardsen had one putout. Kaycie Druyor had one assist. Kaylee Dvorak had one assist and one strikeout. Ashton Oestreich had four putouts and one assist.

Coach VonSeggern said, “The girls all have the mechanics to be really dangerous offensively; they just need more discipline in only swinging at strikes and waiting for the ball.”

The Lady Jays will play again on Thursday, September 6, at Madison.


Lady Jays SB Team Wins First Home Game of Season

by Kenzie Moeller

 

The Pierce Lady Jays softball team won their first home game over the West Point-Beemer Cadets with the final score of 12-1.

Leading in the first inning was Pierce with a whopping eight runs to take a commanding lead as they held West Point-Beemer to one. During the second, third, and fourth innings, the Lady Jays’ defense stopped the Cadets completely, and offensively, Pierce put away four more runs between the second and third innings to end the game by run rule.

For individual stats, Kiley Bierman had two hits. Rose Graham had one hit, one RBI, three putouts, and one assist. Elizabeth Hammer had one hit. Brianna Aguilera had three hits, four RBI’s, four putouts, and two assists. Kaycie Druyor had one hit and one RBI. Ashton Oestreich had two hits, four RBI’s, and four putouts. Kaylee Dvorak had one hit, one RBI, and one assist. She also pitched four strikeouts for the Lady Jays.

Coach Marika VonSeggern said, “The girls played a really great game all around. They were spot on defensively, allowing only one run, and we came alive offensively. Also, Kaylee pitched a great game. I have not seen us bat like we did that night. I knew we were capable of being very good offensively, but we had yet to show up during a game. The girls played extremely well, and I couldn't be prouder.”

The softball team’s next game will be played on Thursday, September 6, at Madison at 5 p.m.

 

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