Cru Bat Boy did a great job summarizing...yes indeed, St. Henry has an incredible offensive team...every one of those girls can hit the ball and in some cases go quite the distance.
However, the score is not truly reflective of some of the accomplishments for the Blue Lightning on the field.
I do believe the 2 first inning runs that Villa scored were the first earned runs that Jessie Roark gave up so far this season!
Roark pitched an amazing game and those were the only runs allowed, but still an accomplishment for this young and small Villa squad.
While the Villa bats were shut down most of the game, 8th graders Anna Wagner and Brooke Meier were able to produce.
Wagner was 1-2 with an RBI, and Meier 1-2 with a double and RBI.
There were also some great catches in the outfield by Senior Paulette Moser, who is in her FIRST year of softball. Meier snagged a line drive up the middle that almost ripped her face off (thankfully she wears a face mask....but I know that is an entire other thread).
So, while this was a tough week for the Blue Lightning with Dixie and St. Henry back to back, all in all the team held their own on the field as best they could, with subtle hints of the foundation for a good softball team showing up several times! Kudos to Coach Meier and his staff for taking several good athletes with NO softball experience and working them into the lineup with his returning starters, to produce a team capable of having a successful and winning season.
The Blue Lightning play at Heritage at 5:30pm today and are hungry to get back on a winning streak after their two losses this week. Their record is now 9-4.