Ten rule run game sparks the Reds’ season

Lady Reds pitching shuts out Valley


Jaden Stone, Sports Editor

Eaton Softball is back and starting the year strong. With the worldwide pandemic, the season has a whole new look. But wearing masks won’t stop the Reds from striving for greatness again this year.  

With a shut out by the Reds pitchers, Julia Meagher(24) and Sadie Ross (24). The two freshmen showed out in their first high school start. Meagher recorded her first win of the year and Ross, in relief, gave up no hits when she came into the game in the sixth. 

The ten run rule in the sixth inning closed the game out early due to the Reds outstanding bats. The girls were able to score a run in every inning of the game. Brooke Beacom(22), Blayke Duncan(23), Emma Pinkstaff(22), and Sadie Ross(24) all recorded a double in Thursday’s game with Duncan and Pinkstaff both recording an RBI on those hits.  

The team as a whole recorded eight hits while only allowing four.  Beacom said, “Our pitching was outstanding from our two youngest players, while our defense worked really well together to prevent any runs from scoring.” The team’s baserunning was also solid. Ross led the team in steals with two along with one from Pinkstaff, Jenni Jarnagin(21), Jaymie Woody(21), and Stephanie Bingley (24).  

The team was back and ready to play in their home opener and look to continue with more wins in the future. Beacom said, “The student section really kept our energy up and I think the team really enjoyed seeing everyone at the game. We have an opportunity for an amazing season this year and we hope to make the most of it.”

The Reds will be traveling to Brush next to take on the 1-0 Beetdiggers next on August 22.