Kenai Central downs SkyHi

Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kenai Central's softball team scored six runs in the fifth inning to notch a come-from-behind victory over host Skyview on Tuesday. The Panthers remain winless on the season while Kenai improves to 4-4 overall.

"I think this is one of the cleanest defensive games we've played," Kards head coach Mark King said. "Our entire infield had a really good game."

Panthers head coach Steve Schoessler said the game was his team's best performance all season.

"The girls went out and actually competed today," he said. "We were making good contact with the ball at the plate."

Schoessler said he's seen much improvement in his squad over the season.

"The girls were making plays to get outs," he said. "We were making better throws."

Hitting, too, looked good for SkyHi, Schoessler said.

"Everybody got the bat on the ball," he said. "I'm proud of them. It was a big step."

Skyview scored runs in the first and fourth innings to hold a 2-0 lead heading into the fifth. Though Kenai had difficulty hitting to the gaps earlier, it managed to get on base and drive in six runs in the fifth inning, King said.

"I was a little nervous for a little bit," he said. "We finally got the bats going."

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