Blue Jays softball sweep doubleheader against EV-W, Alexandria
The Blue Jays combined to outscore their opponents 32-4.
ALEXANDRIA, MN. — Jamestown High School softball continued their two-day trip to Minnesota with a 13-2 win against Eden Valley-Watkins High School on Saturday, May 6, at Alexandria Area High School.
The Eagles put up two runs in the top of the first but the Blue Jays immediately responded with five runs in the bottom half of the inning with the most significant swing coming off the bat of junior Torrie Mack who hit a grand slam to push her team’s lead out to 5-2. It is Mack’s second grand slam in as many days. Mack finished the game going 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs.
The Blue Jays kept it going in the third with four runs on two hits and two errors as the lead went to 9-2. Two batters into the fifth, the Jays’ Addison Graves came up and hit a two-run shot to push the lead out to 11-2. Later in the inning, the game was ended when Jada Walter hit a two-run single to push the lead out to 13-2.
EVW 2, JHS 13
EVW: 2 0 0 0 –2 5 5
JHS: 5 0 4 0 4–13 11 1
WP: Katie Falk, LP: Amber Scherer
EVW: Anna Kramer two-run single, Zoey Schmidt scores, Brooklyn Glenz scores on the throw
JHS: Jada Walter reaches on an error, Ella Falk scores
JHS: Torrie Mack grand slam, Rylee Joseph, Walter, Katie Falk score
JHS: Addison Graves reaches on an error, K. Falk scores
JHS: Leah Trumbauer RBI single, Mack scores
JHS: E. Falk RBI double, Graves scores, Trumbauer scores on the throw
JHS: Walter RBI single, Trumbauer scores, E. Falk scores on the throw
Blue Jays offense erupts in game two:
The Blue Jays scored nine runs in the third inning on their way to a 19-2 win over Alexandria Area High School in the final game of a four-game road trip in Minnesota at Alexandria Area High School.
The Blue Jays (11-7) opened the scoring in the second inning with three consecutive singles and then a walk to take a 4-0 lead. They added two more in the inning to push the lead out to 6-0. The Cardinals got two back in the bottom of the frame on a single from Adeline Johnson but that was all they would get as the next hitter struck out and they only got two more hits the rest of the game.
Midway through the third, the Blue Jays’ Addison Graves hit a double to score McKenna Nold and push the lead out to 7-2. Two batters later, Avery Graves hit a two-run double to make it 9-2 and the rout was on from there as they added six more runs in the frame to stretch the lead out to 15-2. In the inning, the Blue Jays had 13 hitters come to the plate and five hits.
The Jays got four insurance runs in the fifth, ending with an Ella Falk two-run double to push the lead out to 19-2.
The Blue Jays look to keep up their hot streak at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, when they go to Bismarck Legacy.
JHS 19, AHS 2
JHS: 0 6 9 0 4–19 16 2
AHS: 0 2 0 0 0–2 3 4
WP: McKenna Nold, LP: Tatum Ketelsen
JHS: Sophie Bond RBI single, McKenna Nold scores
JHS: Ad. Graves RBI single, Mack scores
JHS: E. Falk RBI single, Ad. Graves scores
JHS: Joseph bases-loaded walk, Bond scores
JHS: K. Falk reaches on an error, Avery Graves, Elizabeth Nihill score, unearned
AHS: Adeline Johnson RBI single, Rachel Mohr, Chloe Loch score
JHS: Ad. Graves RBI double, Nold scores
JHS: Av. Graves RBI double, Mack, Ad. Graves score
JHS: Walter RBI single, Av. Graves scores, Nihill scores on the throw
JHS: K. Falk RBI single, Joseph scores
JHS: Mack bases-loaded walk, Walter scores
JHS: Ad. Graves sacrifice fly, Nold scores
JHS: Mack RBI single, Nold scores on the throw
JHS: Bond RBI single, Mack scores on the throw
JHS: E. Falk 2 run double, Bond, Av. Graves score