Skyview gets second-ever softball win over Kenai

Skyview took a 7-5 victory — their second ever — Wednesday at home against Kenai, the same team they earned their first win against last year.

Cat Schoessler came up big for Skyview, hitting 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Kayla Scroggins also went 2-for-3 with two runs.

“My team has played much better than they have last year, and they’re putting the offense and defense together and really going after the ball,” said Skyview coach Steve Schoessler. “The girls kept it from getting out of hand.”

For Kenai, Carly Norvelle came up big with two triples and a double while going 4-for-4. Teammate Jessica Roper hit 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Havan Shaginoff went 1-for-3 with a double.

“Honestly, this is one of those games that could’ve gone either way,” said Kenai coach Mark King. “It came down to which team made the least amount of errors.”

Sam Reynolds received the win as the starting pitcher for Skyview, striking out four players.

Skyview took a 2-1 lead in the first inning and extended it with two more runs in the second. Kenai responded with two runs of its own in the third inning, but that would be as close as they would get.

The game ended in the sixth inning because of the instituted 90-minute time limit.

“They played well,” King said. “They’ve come a long way, they’re hitting well, especially the top of their lineup.

“But it definitely came down to a battle of bats and a battle of errors.”

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