|Borden softball team sweeps doubleheader against EHS|
For many years the Eastern High School softball team was a power program in the area, while their rivals down Highway 60 in Borden, didn’t have a varsity team.
A few years back, Borden added the sport and it hasn’t taken long for the Lady Braves to become a more than competitive program in the area.
Last Saturday they swept a doubleheader at Eastern.
They beat the Lady Musketeers 8-3 in the first game then picked up a 10-0 win in the second.
In the first game, Borden amased 12 hits and took a 5-0 lead through the first three innings.
That lead was good enough for Paige Schindler to hold as she went the entire way.
She didn’t allow a hit and struck out seven batters.
Schindler also helped herself with the bat. She went four for four with three doubles, three runs batted in and four steals.
Other highlights for the Lady Braves include a two for three performance by Riley Schindler, who had two doubles and four steals.
Haley Shouse was two for four with one triple and two RBIs.
Kristen Nestor was two of three with one RBI and three steals.
Taylor Streander has one double and one RBI.
In the second game, it was close throuch the first four innings with Borden clinging to a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Braves blew things open in the fourth with four runs.
They added two more in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Paige Schindler was again the winning pitcher.
She threw a five inning, no-hit shutout and struck out six EHS batters.
Cassie Roberts pitched one inning in relief for Borden and struck out one batter.
Offensive highlights for Borden include one double and one steal by Paige Schindler.
Riley Schindler had two RBIs, three steals and was two for four at the plate.
Haley Shouse had two RBIs, three steals and was also two for four.
Kristen Nestor had two RBIs, two steals and was two for three.
Keisha Curry had one triple and one RBI.
Emily Parsons had one double, one RBI and one steal.
Jordynne Durbin had one RBI and Makenzie Smith had one steal.
Borden was back in action Tuesday against Lanesville and will host Charlestown today (Wednesday). Both games will begin at 5 p.m.