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Friday softball: SoHi tops SkyHi; Kenai sweeps Palmer

Posted: May 11, 2012 - 10:41pm

The Soldotna softball team notched a 27-14 victory over Skyview on Friday in Northern Lights Conference action at the Soldotna Little League fields.

The Stars are now 4-4 overall and 1-2 in the NLC. Skyview remains winless on the season.

“Our bats finally came uncorked,” Soldotna coach Dave Cleveland said. “Our last few games, we’ve been hitting the ball, but not where we need to hit it.”

SoHi led 11-6 heading into the sixth inning. The Stars had 16 runs in that inning, and Skyview came back to score seven in the bottom of the frame.

“I’m really proud of the girls,” Skyview coach Steve Schoessler said. “After some bad defense in the sixth inning, they were able to come back and score seven runs.”

Sam Reynolds pitched the whole game for Skyview. For Soldotna, Nikki Hegge pitched the first and gave up one run, Jordan Sedy pitched the second and third and gave up three runs, and Serena Prior pitched the last three innings. Cleveland said Prior did a good job in her first varsity start.

On offense for the Stars, Abby Hanna was 4 for 6 with two home runs, a triple, a single and four runs; Maddy Wilcox scored five times and reached base in every at-bat; Sedy was 4 for 6 with five RBIs, a triple and three runs; Kaycee Munn was 3 for 6 with a double, triple and three runs; and Hegge was 3 for 6 with a double and three RBIs.

On offense for the Panthers, Victoria Oberts had three runs and three RBIs, while Jessica Lester added three runs. Cat Schoessler had three RBIs, while Kayla Scroggins had two runs and Aubrey Rodriguez was 2 for 4.

“We’re hitting the ball,” Schoessler said. “With the exception of the sixth inning, we’re also starting to have a lot less errors.”

Soldotna travels to play Kenai on Monday at 6 p.m., while Skyview plays against Soldotna on Tuesday.

Cleveland said his team will play 10 games next week.

Kenai 11, Palmer 7; Kenai 14, Palmer 1

The visiting Kardinals swept a doubleheader against the Moose on Friday. The first game went six innings, while the second went only four. Kenai improved to 4-5 overall.

Briana King picked up the win in the first game, going the distance and giving up four earned runs.

King also had a key bases-loaded triple in the top of the sixth inning to give the Kards a 10-7 lead.

Kenai coach Mark King said his girls got off to a slow start in the game, but got rolling after that.

On offense, Hope Steffensen was 3 for 4 with two RBIs; Kaliegh Hansen was 2 for 3 with two RBIs; and Morgan Wensley was 3 for 4 with an RBI.

The Kards rolled in the second game.

“The second game we just played outstanding,” coach King said. “We played great on the offensive and defensive side.”

Havan Shaginoff pitched all four innings, giving up only one earned run.

On offense, Shaginoff was 4 for 4 with a double and a walkoff home run that forced the mercy rule; Steffensen was 2 for 4 with an RBI; Carly Norvelle was 2 for 4 with an RBI; King was 2 for 4 with an RBI; Morgan Wensley was 2 for 3 with an RBI; and Haley Coffman was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Kards stay on the road to face Wasilla at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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