Jays notch program’s third victoryThe Blue Jays not only beat Bismarck on Saturday, but they did it on the Demon’s turf.
By: Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The Blue Jays not only beat Bismarck on Saturday, but they did it on the Demon’s turf.
Jamestown High School banged out 25 hits in the doubleheader, leading in Game 1 before falling 15-8, but they bounced back to take the nightcap 14-11.
“I was proud of the way the girls responded after that first game and how we came out and played in the second game,” coach Mike Soulis said. “Bismarck High, they’ve had softball for a while. To get a win against them is big for our program.”
The Blue Jays have another busy week coming up with road games Tuesday (Century) and Thursday (Dickinson).
“Obviously we’re a young program, the new kids on the block so it’s good for the girls’ moral to get another win,” Soulis said. “It makes it easier to come to practice on Monday.”
BHS 15, JHS 8
The Blue Jays scored four runs in the top of the first inning in the opener, but the Demons scored 15 of the last 17 runs highlighted by a 6-run fourth.
“We made a couple of mistakes and that one inning kind of got away from us,” Soulis said. “But we had 14 hits and really had a lot of runners on base.”
Kadie Anderson and Kyra Dewald were each 3-for-5. Kari Overby was 2-for-4 and Erika Block also had two hits in her first varsity action.
JHS 14, BHS 11
Down 8-7 after three innings, the Blue Jays rallied to win Game 2.
Jamestown scored three in the fourth and four in the fifth en route to a 3-run win.
Kadie Anderson earned the win in relief as she held the Demons to just three runs over the last four frames.
Dewald and Overby each collected three more hits. Dewald was 6-for-9 on the day. Overby was 5-for-8.
“Our bats came alive,” Soulis said. “It was cold and windy, but the girls weren’t affected by that and did a pretty nice job all day.”
Bismarck 15, Jamestown 8
Jamestown 400 200 0 — 8 14 3
Bismarck 024 630 x — 15 9 6
Kadie Anderson and Stacy Fritz; Shelby Standing Elk and Kennedy Blair. W—Standing Elk. L—Anderson. HR—Bismarck, Rylee Meier.
Jamestown 14, Bismarck 11
Jamestown 430 340 0 — 14 11 2
Bismarck 143 003 0 — 11 7 2
Kayla Thoele, Anderson (4) and Kyra Dewald; Shelby Wittenberg, Standing Elk (1) and Blair. W—Anderson. L—Wittenberg.
Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at email@example.com