The Salem High School softball team picked up a pair of big wins last week. They started with a 2-1 win over West Washington and followed that with an 11-0 route of Brownstown in just five innings.
The clutch hit against the Lady Braves was a grandslam off the bat of senior Morgan Hasty.
Salem scored two runs in the first inning, four in the second and then put a five spot on the scoreboard in the top of the fifth inning.
Amber Kilburn was the winning pitcher. She threw all five innings and pitched five hit shutout softball. She struck out two batters and walked only one.
Hasty, Alex Davidson and Kilburn had multiple hits for the Lady Lions.
EHS tennis splits
The Eastern High School girls’ tennis team split a pair of matches last week.
On Monday the Lady Musketeers lost 3-2 to Austin, but recovered to beat Salem 4-1 on Tuesday, April 9.
Eastern improved to 2-2 on the season and are 2-1 in Mid Southern Conference matches.
Against Salem, Eastern’s lone loss came at number two singles with Kristin Potter losing 6-4, 5-7. 5-7.
Krista Roberts won at number one singles, giving her five consecutive wins to start the season. She won 6-3, 6-1 in her match against the Lady Lions.
Halie Mueller won in her number three singles match against SHS, 6-1, 6-4.
Ame Hein and Sierra Purlee won at number won doubles, 7-5; 6-2, which is also five straight matches for them to start the season.
Tabitha Coats and Asia Hurst won at number two doubles, 6-2, 6-0.
Two Lady Musketeers won junior varsity matches. Lauren Norris won 6-1 in JV singles and Andrea Walker won 8-6 in JV singles. The two then teamed up in doubles and won 6-4.
Against Austin, EHS’s wins came in number one singles and number one doubles.
EHS baseball struggling
The Eastern High School baseball team is still looking for their first win after losing two recent games. The Musketeers fell 2-1 to Springs Valley on April 4 and followed that with a 7-0 loss to Charlestown on April 8.
Against Valley, the two teams both scored 1 run in the first inning and then a pitching duel took place.
SVHS scored one run in the bottom of the eighth inning to seal the win.
Dustyn Miller suffered the loss. He pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed two hits and the game-winning run.
S Williams pitched a beauty. He went seven innings, allowed four hits, one run, which was not earned, walked just three and struck out 10.
Against Charlestown Eastern gave up one run in the second inning and two each in the third, fourth and sixth innings.
Miller again took the loss, he pitched seven innings, gave up 8 hits, seven runs, two were earned, he walked one and struck out six.
EWMS starts 0-2
The East Washington Middle School girls’ tennis team opened the year with two losses.
The Lady Musketeers lost 4-1 to Silver Creek on April 2. The lone win for EWMS came from Kolbi Sponcel. She won her match with a score of 8-6.
Then on Monday, April 8, East Washington lost, 3-2 to Crawford County.
Sponcel won for the second time this season, beating her Wolfpack opponent, 8-1.
The Lady Musketeers also won at number one doubles. The team of Olivia Pickerill and Riki Hamilton won, 8-4.
“The team played hard (against Crawford County) and have made great improvements since their first match, said Head Coach Jennifer Hurst.